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Southside apartment resident fatally shoots suspected burglar

Posted: 10:41 PM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 23:50:07-05

A suspected burglar was shot and killed by a resident at a southside apartment complex this evening.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. at the Hampton Port Apartments.  These apartments are located on the 6100 block of Wooldridge Road near Cimarron Boulevard.  Police say their preliminary investigation shows a 41-year-old suspect tried breaking into an upstairs apartment.  The 68-year-old man living in the apartment confronted the alleged intruder then shot and killed him.  Police are calling it self-defense.

“The 68-year-old resident feared for his safety, and he fired striking the suspect,” said CCPD Officer Travis Pace.

Police continue to interview the apartment resident and witnesses, but at this point in time are calling the incident a burglary with the 41-year-old male being the suspect.  Police are not expecting to make any arrests.