An Omaha resident is being questioned by police Wednesday morning after an apparent home intrusion this morning at 31st and Newport Avenue. Omaha police say the resident heard a noise around 2:30 am and went to check. Police say the resident told them he met an intruder who had broken through the front door. The two men then struggled and the homeowner fired a gun hitting the suspect in the chest.
The suspect was found several blocks away collapsed in the middle of the street. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. He has not been identified.
This is the sixth time since late August that homeowners have defended themselves during a home invasion in Omaha. Three of the intruders were shot and killed, one was shot and survived, one was held at gunpoint until police arrived and one got away.