- Associated Press - Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner.

Police said in a news release that a 28-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were on their backyard patio around 10 p.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old gunman, his face covered in a mask, walked up and demanded they give him money.

They say the gunman ordered the couple into their home where the couple’s three children - ages 6, 13 and 14 - were inside.

Detectives say at some point the husband was able to retrieve his gun and fatally shot the gunman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fatal home invasion happened in the Algiers section of New Orleans

Police have not release the gunman’s name.

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