A Georgia homeowner who fatally shot a man caught breaking into his home will not be charged, according to a report.
“People have the right to defend themselves,” Maj. Anthony Thuman of the Clayton County Police Department said.
“People have the right to defend themselves.”
The homeowner, who lives near Jonesboro, was awakened by a loud banging at his door, Atlanta's FOX 5 reported. The intruder had broken a window and come inside, he said.
The homeowner grabbed his rifle and fired at the intruder, who was at the top of the stairs.
The suspect later died at a hospital. His name has not been released, FOX 5 reported.