Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in Warren home invasion, shooting
Warren — Police are investigating an early Friday morning shooting that left one man dead and another injured, officials said.
Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said his department received a call at about 2 a.m. about a home invasion and shooting in the 30000 block of Blancke near Common and Hoover.
He said a preliminary investigation shows a 26-year-old armed man attempted to break into a home but was shot and killed by a 20-year-old man who lives at the house. The 20-year-old was injured in the shooting, police said.
"This was not a random home invasion," Dwyer said. "There are a lot of open-ended questions here, but we'll know more after the investigation is finished. It is possibly drug-related."
The 20-year-old told police the home invader came in with two semi-automatic weapons, one in each hand, he said. There was a struggle, he said, and he was able to take a weapon away and fired it at the home invader, who returned fire, according to authorities.
Dwyer said the shooting appears to have happened on the first floor of the colonial-style home. At the time of the incident, a couple and two children, ages 11 and 13, were on the home's second floor, he said.
The commissioner said police have a woman who investigators believe was involved in the shooting in custody. She was found sitting in a car near the home, he said.