Suspected Thief Shot, Killed in Antioch

Man who pulled trigger cooperating with police.

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:36 AM PDT
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Suspected Thief Shot, Killed in Antioch

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An Antioch homeowner who shot and killed a man in one of his vacant properties Saturday may have interrupted a burglary, police said.

Police were called to the home on the 200 block of West 17th Street at around 2:45 p.m., according to Sgt. Steve Bias.

The homeowner was found in the home with the dead man. Bias said  it appears the man interrupted a burglar in the home, and shot him after he was threatened.

The home has been burglarized several times, and at the time of  the shooting it appeared that copper piping and wires were being removed from the home, according to police.

The homeowner has not been placed under arrest and is cooperating fully with the investigation, Bias said.

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