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Two Men Shot Dead in Brentwood, Prompting Double Homicide Investigation

Investigation reveals shooter was target of home invasion robbery and fatally shot the suspects

Brentwood police launched a double homicide investigation late Wednesday after two men were gunned down at a home.

Officers arrived in the 200 block of Birch Street around 11:15 p.m. to investigate a shooting. They found a pair of men who had been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt, police said.

Preliminary investigation shows the incident was a targeted home invasion robbery by two armed suspects, police said. When the suspects confronted the homeowner, who also was armed, the homeowner opened fire, killing both suspects, police said. The alleged shooter was unharmed and taken into custody.

The robbery suspects both were in their 30s but were not yet identified, police said.

The investigation was still in its preliminary stages late Thursday, but it did not look as if the homeowner would be facing any charges, police said.

Police secured the scene and do not believe there is an outstanding threat to the public.

Anyone with more information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Eric Huesman at 925-809-7735.

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