Burglar shot and killed after breaking into home in Tarrant

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT)- Tarrant police say a burglar was shot after breaking into a home on the 200 block of Springdale Road Saturday around 8:30 p.m.

The homeowner and his son were inside the home when the break-in occurred, said Sgt. Phillip George. The son was asleep when the suspect walked into his bedroom. When he woke up, he fired several shots causing the suspect to flee from the house.

The suspect collapsed after running away due to a bullet striking an artery in his leg. According to Tarrant Police, the male suspect, who has not been identified, died early Sunday afternoon. Authorities will meet Monday to determine if there will be any charges filed.

The father and son were not injured during the break-in.

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