- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

CENTER POINT, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead and two others are on the run after an Alabama homeowner confronted them during a reported burglary.

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials say an 8-year-old boy was home alone Thursday afternoon following school and heard someone knocking on a door. He hid under a bed and called his father, who arrived at the house within minutes.

The man arrived at the house to find three men inside. The father confronted them and started shooting, fatally injuring one person.

Two others escaped from the house.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jack Self says a homicide investigation will be conducted since someone was killed, and county prosecutors will review the case to determine if the homeowner could face charges.



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