Home owner shoots suspected burglar

November 21, 2008 3:17:09 AM PST
A burglary suspect is dead, after getting into a struggle with an armed home owner in South Philadelphia.

Police say the home owner walked into his house on the 1900 block of West Montrose about 10:30 last night, and was surprised to find a man inside the home robbing the place.

The two started scuffling.

During the fight, investigators say the home owner pulled a gun and opened fire, shooting the suspect in the chest.

The suspect -- in his 50's -- was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead.

The home owner was not injured.

Police are continuing their investigation. So far, they have not filed any charges in the case.

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