PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say an intruder was killed while trying to rob a home in South Philadelphia.
The incident happened around 12:50 a.m. along the 1400 block of South 6th Street.
The 63-year-old homeowner tells police that two unknown men broke in through a second floor bathroom window and confronted him.
Police say a struggle ensued and that is when the homeowner says he retrieved his gun and began firing shots at the intruders, who fled back out the bathroom window.
Authorities found one of the suspects unresponsive on the roof . He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second suspect got away. He has been described as a clean-shaven, white male in his 30’s, with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing.
Police are still investigating. There was no initial word on any charges against the homeowner.