Pa. police say 84-year-old burglary victim shoots, kills intruder

Police have not released the identities of the people involved

 Police in Ellport are investigating after they say a man was shot and killed while breaking into the home of an 85-year-old man.

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ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say an 84-year-old Pennsylvania man fatally shot a home intruder and fought off another when the two men broke into his house in the middle of the night.

An Ellwood City police lieutenant says Don Lutz emerged from his bedroom with a handgun when he awoke around 1:15 a.m. Friday to the sound of people coming into his home.

Police say one of the intruders grabbed Lutz, so he fired a shot from point-blank range into the man’s chest then started to tussle with both men in his kitchen. The lieutenant says that as the one man died, the other ran out the front door.

Police have not yet identified either suspect. Lutz didn’t suffer any injuries.

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