Atlanta homeowner kills home invasion suspect

A home invasion suspect was killed overnight. According to Gwinnett County Police, the suspect was shot and killed at a home in the 3500 block of Spring Drive.

ATLANTA - A home invasion suspect was killed overnight. 

According to Gwinnett County Police, the suspect was shot and killed at a home in the 3500 block of Spring Drive.

Corporal Deon Washington said a man and woman inside the home woke up after they heard the sounds of their front door being kicked in.

"The female retrieved her handgun, went to investigate the sounds when she observed several males inside of her home," he said.

Washington said the woman opened fire and at least two suspects fired back at her. She was not hit but at least one suspect was. He died on the scene.

Police said they believe the home was targeted but are not sure why.

The suspects were able to flee the scene in a vehicle and are still on the loose.

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