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Homeowner fatally shoots burglar at his Little River home, police say

Miami police were investigating after a man told investigators he shot a man who broke into his home in the 7000 block of Northwest Fifth Place.
Miami police were investigating after a man told investigators he shot a man who broke into his home in the 7000 block of Northwest Fifth Place.

A homeowner told investigators Wednesday that he shot a man who had broken into his Little River home, according to police.

The fatal shooting happened just after noon Wednesday in the 7000 block of Northwest Fifth Place.

Christopher Bess, a Miami police spokesman, said the man told police his home was being burglarized so he opened fire.

The possible burglar was fatally wounded, police said.

A woman who identified herself as living with the homeowner told WSVN7 that he was inside the home with his 3-year-old son, who alerted him to the burglar.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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