Post Falls man says he shot home invader to death

Police are investigating

Early this morning deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office answered a 911 call of a shooting inside a home in the 900 block of S. Spokane St. near Post Falls, ID. When they got there, just after 1:30 am, deputies found a 24 year old man, dead, inside the home from what appears to be gunshot wounds. The home owner told authorities he and a woman were sleeping inside the home and were awakened by loud, crashing noises from inside their home. The man discovered an intruder had forced his way into the home through a door and was continuing to damage property inside. The homeowner told police he confronted the intruder verbally telling him to leave. After being told several times to leave, the intruder, who also appears to have been armed during the incident, reportedly become more aggressive. The homeowner fired several rounds from a handgun, which killed the intruder. Neither the names of the victims or the suspect have been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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