JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia homeowner fatally shot a teenager who broke into his home early Friday, police said.
At a news conference, authorities identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jayven Jackson, of Paulding County, Georgia. They say they had had past dealings with him when he was a juvenile but didn't release further details.
Police responded to a 911 call around 3 a.m. and found Jackson lying at the bottom of the stairs, WSB-TV reported . The homeowner said he grabbed his rifle and fired several shots after he heard someone break a window, unlock his front door and start to walk up the stairs.
Jackson, who was unarmed, died on the way to the hospital.
No charges have been filed against the homeowner, whose name was not released.
Neighbors say they are especially concerned about the incident because this is the second fatal home-invasion shooting in the same neighborhood in a month. On April 30, a woman shot and killed her ex-boyfriend as he broke into her home, authorities said.
Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html