Columbia Homeowner Shoots Burglars and One Dies

An investigation is underway after a reported burglary in Columbia where one of the burglars was shot dead by the homeowner.

Police went to the 6000 block of Bentpath Drive where an armed resident confronted 2 intruders in his home.

The resident said the intruders made entry into his house and he fired several shots in self-defense.

As a result one suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 2nd suspect was taken by ambulance to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.

The case is an ongoing investigation and is being handled by detectives in the Criminal Investigation Division.