In the Town of Antioch TN, a homeowner recently shot and killed a masked intruder after being held at gunpoint for a robbery.
It happened around 9:50 a.m. in the 5700 block of Longbranch off Terragon Trail.
The homeowner reported to police he was watching TV in his living room while his wife was asleep on the couch when the gunman entered through an unlocked screen door. The gunman, whose face was masked by a bandana, demanded money and other belongings.
Metro police said the homeowner complied, but the gunman demanded more. The homeowner said as the gunman was “dealing with the wife,” he left the room and retrieved a .45 caliber pistol. The gunman then allegedly raised his 9 millimeter pistol toward the homeowner, who opened fire.
The intruder, later identified as Jonathan Corke, 26, was hit several times in the arm and hip. He fled to the front yard where he collapsed.
Corke died shortly after being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A car believed to belong to Corke was found near the home on Longbranch. Metro police said at the time of his untimely death, Corke was under indictment on home burglary and theft charges.
The homeowner has not been charged. The investigation is ongoing.
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