DeSoto homeowners shoot intruders; one dead

DeSoto shooting

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DeSoto police investigators look for evidence near the residence where homeowners shot and killed an armed intruder and wounded another man early Monday.



Posted on July 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

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DeSOTO — A DeSoto homeowner shot and killed a man breaking into his home early Monday morning armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.

Police said two men tried to rob the house on 10 Mile Drive about 4 a.m. when gunfire broke out.

"They were very specific bout what they were looking for... they were looking for money," said DeSoto police spokesman Capt. Ron Smith.

When police arrived, they found one suspect dead inside with the AK-47; another was lying outside, injured.

Two other alleged accomplices were also arrested.

"We've charged two of them with aggravated robbery," Capt. Smith said. "The injured person is undergoing surgery as we speak; don't know his status, it's pretty serious, I understand. If he survives, then he will be charged with aggravated robbery as well."

The homeowners were questioned and released without being charged.