A South Philadelphia homeowner opened fire early this morning on two men who broke into his home, leaving one of the would-be burglars dead.
The two men broke in through a second floor bathroom window of a home on the 1400 block of S 6th Street just before 1 a.m., according to Philadelphia Police.
The 63-year-old homeowner, who wasn’t identified, says he confronted the men in the bathroom and a struggle ensued with the intruders, according to investigators.
During the struggle the homeowner opened fire and the men left house through the window and onto the rear roof, according to police.
When officers arrived they were met by the homeowner who told them that he shot at the intruders.
Police found one of the men on the back roof dead. The other intruder got away.
No charges were filed as the investigation continued.
In Pennsylvania, a person can be found justified to use force against some who has broken into their home under the so-called “Castle Doctrine” that was amended in 2011.