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East Point homeowner fatally shoots intruder

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EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say a person suspected of trying to break into a house was fatally shot by the homeowner.

East Point police spokesman Cliff Chandler says the would-be burglar was shot after trying to enter the back door of an occupied house Tuesday morning.

Police say the attempted burglar used a shovel to break through a patio door and collapsed into the homeowner's yard after being shot.

The intruder was pronounced dead on the scene. He was identified as Natavaious Willingham.

Chandler says the shooting appears to have been an act of self-defense, but police will investigate the shooting as a homicide.

East Point is about six miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.

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