Monticello Police: Homeowner Shot, Killed Intruder During Break-in

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(Monticello, IA) -- Monticello Police say a man accused of breaking into a home was shot and killed during the attempted break-in.

Police say they received a 9-1-1 call reporting the break-in Wednesday morning. When officers arrived at the scene, they found that the homeowner had shot and killed the intruder, 30 year-old Pattrick O'Brine. The 44 year-old homeowner and his 10 year-old son were home at the time of the break-in. Neither one of them was hurt.

A further investigation into the shooting is underway.

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