Homeowner fatally shoots intruder at central Las Vegas residence

A central valley homeowner shot and killed an intruder Wednesday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Las Vegas police were called at 11 a.m. about a prowler on the 2800 block of Hermosa Street, near East Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer said. Officers arrived shortly after another caller reported gunshots in the area, he said.

Police found a man they believe to be 40 years old in the street with multiple gunshot wounds, Spencer said. The man was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Spencer said two men had jumped a wall to a home before the shooting. One of them had a pry bar with him.

The homeowner noticed one of the men trying to pry open a back window, and he fired multiple shots at the intruders. Both men jumped the fence before one of them collapsed in the street. The other man fled the scene, and has not yet been identified.

Spencer said homeowner will be interviewed and released. All self-defense cases are submitted to the Clark County District Attorney’s office for a final review, he said.

This is the 99th homicide in Clark County and the 82nd in Metro’s jurisdiction this year, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal records. Metro does not include cases of self-defense in its final statistics.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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