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Homeowner Shoots, Kills Suspected Home Intruder

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By Janet Kim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder during a home invasion in south Nashville late Wednesday night.

It happened at the Brentridge Apartments on Brentridge Circle around 11 p.m.

Investigators said a man and woman were inside their apartment when they heard a knock on the door.

When they went to answer it, they said a man armed with a pistol and wearing a mask barged in. 

There was a brief altercation, and that's when the man inside the apartment pulled out a gun and opened fire on the intruder, killing him.

Police were working to identify the man who was killed, and determine what his motive was for trying to break into the home.

Police continue to investigate and talk with witnesses. It was reported that a red truck with chrome rims was seen speeding off from the apartment complex shortly after the shooting, and police were trying to determine if they were related.

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