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Homeowner kills alleged home invader in shootout on west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 39-year-old male homeowner fatally shot a man who he alleged broke into his home late Tuesday night and fired shots.

The fatal shootout took place about 9:30 p.m. on the 6000 block of Chopin. That's on Detroit's west side, south of West Warren and west of Livernois.

Officer Vanessa Burt, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, said the homeowner was outside cutting grass when he heard a noise in the house.

He went to check out the noise and was confronted by a male believed to be in his 20s.

The man fired shots and the homeowner returned fire, killing the man.