Police in Fairfax, Virginia responded to reports of a shooting at a home in Oakton, and when they arrived they found a man dead at the scene who allegedly broke into the residence.
Fairfax County police sent out a tweet around 6:50 p.m. saying officers were at the scene of a fatal shooting at a home on Waples Mill Road in Oakton, Virginia.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the tweet.
“All parties are accounted for and there appears to be no continuing threat to the community,” the tweet read. “Detectives and a PIO are responding to the scene.”
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FOX 5 DC reported that police held a news conference saying an intruder broke into a home before being shot and killed by the owner.
The homeowner and the suspected trespasser got into an altercation outside before the homeowner went back inside and pulled out a gun, police said. The man then entered the house with a “large gardening rock.”
Police said the owner shot and killed the man before calling 911.
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No one was injured besides the suspected intruder, according to police.
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The police are continuing with the investigation, even working to identify who the intruder was.