- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Southeast Texas homeowner has fatally shot a masked burglary suspect after a confrontation in the kitchen.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said they got a call early Monday morning about a burglary of a home in the small community of Hamshire.

The homeowner told police that after being awoken by his dog barking, he retrieved his pistol and went into his kitchen. He then he confronted the suspect, who had a bandanna covering his face. Authorities say the homeowner fired several shots and then the suspect ran away.

Deputies found the suspect lying in a yard down the street and being held at gunpoint by neighbors.

He suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are continuing to investigate.

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