Police: Man killed in shooting spurred by break-in

Donny L. Sturgill (Provided Photo)
Donny L. Sturgill (Provided Photo)

PERU, Ind. (WISH) – A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Miami County by a homeowner after he apparently broke into the home, according to 24-Hour News 8′s news partners, The Kokomo Tribune.

Police said Donny L. Sturgill, 30, of Peru, forced his way into the home at the 6400 block of North 400 West, near Denver, around 10 p.m. Saturday.

The homeowner told police he shot Sturgill in self-defense. There was also a second person inside of the home at the time.

The preliminary investigation indicates there was some kind of physical altercation between the residents and Sturgill, according to police.

The Tribune reports Sturgill had been arrested by deputies last year for allegedly stabbing a man in the chest and face. He was arrested again in March on charges of domestic battery and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

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