Investigation underway after homeowner shoots, kills armed intruder Sunday evening in Moss Point
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WXXV) — Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an armed intruder Sunday evening in Moss Point.
Police say they received a call at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, reporting, “shots fired” in the Mill Avenue area of East Moss Point.
Officers responded to the 911 calls and after arriving, found a man laying in the roadway. The male victim appeared to have been shot was pronounced dead on scene.
Police Chief Brandon Ashley says the deceased victim and another man had attempted to carry out an armed home invasion of a residence in the area.
The two men approached the door of their target residence and encountered the homeowner.
At least one of the two men fired a gun multiple times at the homeowner striking him at least once. The homeowner returned fire, striking at least one of the two intruders. That intruder was fatally wounded and collapsed in the roadway.
The homeowner was treated and released from the hospital for his gunshot wounds.
The two suspects have yet to be identified.
Authorities say the case will be presented to the next Grand Jury for review.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Moss Point Police Department at 228-475-1711 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.
This is a developing story. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.