Man fatally shoots home intruder in Antioch

February 14, 2012 8:12:35 AM PST
An Antioch man at home with his young son shot and killed an apparent intruder who attempted to bust into the house armed with a gun Monday night, Antioch police said.

Around 8:20 p.m. someone rang the doorbell at a home in the 4800 block of Wexler Peak Way. The resident, at home with his son, did not answer the door right away and soon heard someone kicking down his door, according to police.

The resident confronted a man with a gun at the front door and a fight ensued. The resident was able to take away the man's gun and shot him several times before calling police, according to police.

The apparent home intruder died at the scene and has yet to be identified, police said.

The resident and his son were uninjured, police said.

Anyone with information about the home invasion and shooting is asked to call Antioch police Detective D. Bittner at (925) 779-6939.

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