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Home intruder shot dead despite several warnings from homeowner

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A home intruder was shot dead after receiving several warnings from a homeowner.

Police say the middle-aged homeowner saw a young man approaching her house in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood with a brick Friday afternoon.

She yelled for him to go away but he continued to come towards the home. She went and got her handgun and, again, told him to go away. The man with the brick then went to the side of the front door and started to break through the window.

The homeowner fired two shots, killing the suspect. He was coming through a window at the time he was shot.

Sources tell FOX 2 the suspect had an active felony warrant for a home invasion.

"One of the risks of breaking into someone's home is the end result of being killed. So, if it's not yours - then don't take it," says Lt. Jacqueline Pritchett. She says the homeowner's actions at this point seem "justifiable."

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