- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis police say a homeowner fatally shot an 18-year-old man who broke into his home in the middle of the night.

Major Richard Riddle says the homeowner, his wife and their 3-year-old child were asleep when someone entered their home about 2 a.m. Tuesday through a window.

Riddle says the homeowner got his gun and fired multiple shots, killing a man he saw in his living room.

The Marion County coroner identified the man as Derrick Johnson Jr.

Riddle tells WXIN-TV people have a right to protect themselves and their family inside their homes “as long as that force is reasonable.” He says the intruder was apparently not armed.

Police were investigating another burglary nearby at the time of Tuesday’s shooting, but it’s unclear if the incidents were related.



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