DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A homeowner shot and killed a burglar who was carrying a machete in DeKalb County on Thursday morning, according to police.
The shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. at a house on Northlake Trail.
Police haven't said if the homeowner was injured.
Investigators said they think the suspect was the homeowner's next-door neighbor.
Police said the suspect used a machete to break through the door. Once he got inside, the homeowner shot him in the upper torso.
The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.