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Authorities: Intruder fatally shot trying to break into home

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BELGRADE, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of trying to break into a rural southeast Missouri home is dead after being shot by a resident.

The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in the small town of Belgrade.

Capt. Zach Jacobsen of the Washington County Sheriff's Department says an elderly resident saw a truck pull up very close to the home, then heard suspects kicking or hitting the door.

Jacobsen says the elderly man retrieved a pistol. As the door began to open he fired a single shot that struck the suspect in the head, killing him. Police are searching for two other suspects.

Jacobsen says officers found a baseball bat near the suspect's body, and he was wearing gloves.

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Information from: Daily Journal, http://dailyjournalonline.com

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