- Associated Press - Sunday, January 25, 2015

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Simpsonville police are investigating the death of a man whom a homeowner says he shot after the man broke into his home and attacked him.

Multiple media outlets report the shooting happened late Saturday night. Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler identified the dead man as 51-year-old John Michael Ferrell of Simpsonville.

Authorities say Ferrell suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

Simpsonville police Lt. James Donnelly says police are trying to corroborate the homeowner’s story. Police say the homeowner is cooperating with the investigation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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