Homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion

One shot and killed during home invasion on June 6, 2017. (WISH photo/Marcus Collins)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One person was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning.

The deadly incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. in the 7600 block of Wickfield Drive.

According to police, someone attempted to break into the residence through a side window.

The occupants, a husband, wife and a 3-year-old child, who were asleep at the time, heard a crashing noise outside their bedroom.

The man grabbed a gun, fired multiple shots, killing the intruder. The intruder, identified as 18-year-old Derrick Johnson Jr., was pronounced dead on scene.

Police, who were already responding to a burglary in the area, were on scene within minutes after receiving the 911 call. Detectives do not believe the two cases are related at this time, but are investigating to see if there is a possible link.

Police say the husband and wife are fully cooperating with police. The husband, wife and 3-year-old were not injured.

The home invasion and deadly shooting remain under investigation.

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