- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Boston homeowner is in custody after fatally shooting one masked intruder and chasing another outside of his home with a firearm Wednesday morning, police said.

“The suspects came into the apartment masked,” said Commissioner William Evans, The Boston Globe reported. “The homeowner also had a firearm and shot one of the suspects dead.”

Police arrested the second intruder, who had fled down Esmond Street in Dorchester, still carrying a firearm he allegedly brandished inside the resident’s apartment moments earlier, The Globe said. The other intruder was reportedly shot inside the man’s apartment and died on the front steps of the building as he tried to flee.

“Our guys were in the right place at the right time,” Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross told The Globe. “What’s important here is to note that we have all involved parties accounted for.”

The resident has not yet been charged with any crime because police are investigating whether he legally owned the firearm.

Authorities said they believed the parties involved knew each other, though they’re still trying to determine a motive, The Globe reported.

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