- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Sandoval County authorities say a homeowner in Placitas shot and killed a suspected intruder after a confrontation in the man’s home.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1MewbTU ) the suspect was shot Wednesday morning.

The sheriff’s office says the homeowner had struggled with the suspect over a handgun. The homeowner gained control of the gun and fired at the suspect, who died at the scene.

The suspect’s identity and the identity of the homeowner have not been released.

The homeowner was treated for injuries at a hospital.



An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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