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Husband, wife hear footsteps in their home in middle of night, so husband grabs gun, then gets in shootout with armed burglar. Husband’s aim is better.

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A Los Angeles-area homeowner got into a shootout with a man who broke into his residence in the middle of the night over the weekend and killed the unidentified intruder.

What are the details?

The 27-year-old husband and his wife were in their Walnut home when a break-in occurred around 4 a.m.,
KABC-TV reported. Walnut is about 30 minutes east of Los Angeles.

The couple heard footsteps inside their home in the 20000 block of East Country Hollow Drive,
KTTV-TV reported.

With that, the husband grabbed a gun. The couple then investigated the noises, KTTV said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies say the man confronted the armed burglar, and a shootout occurred between the two, KABC said.

Unfortunately for the alleged burglar, the husband’s aim was quite a bit better.

Deputies who responded to the home found the suspect with gunshot wounds to his upper torso, KABC said, adding that the suspect died at the scene. His identify has not been released, the station added.

No one else was injured, KABC said.

A second suspect

Officials told KABC a second suspect got away and is still on the loose. No description of the second suspect was provided, and it’s unclear whether the second suspect fled in a vehicle or on foot, KTTV said.

A handgun from the first suspect was recovered at the scene, KABC said.

Anything else?

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, KABC said. Those wishing to remain anonymous can dial Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit the
lacrimestoppers.org website, according to KTTV.