Thursday, February 07, 2013

NV:Suspect shot, killed in west Vegas break-in

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Police said one of three men believed to have broken into a west Las Vegas home was killed after a homeowner opened fire at the group.

Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident in the 2300 block of Westwind Road, near Jones Boulevard and W. Sahara Avenue, about 7:48 a.m. Monday.

According to police, the homeowner, a recent victim of burglary, called 911 about several men forcing their way into his home.

The resident retreated to a bedroom where he retrieved a handgun, police said.

The homeowner fired at least one round at the suspects, prompting them to flee, according to Metro.

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