Another Foiled Home Invasion
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Detectives said a suspect was shot to death after an attempted home invasion robbery. The Fort Smith police said at 7:30 Friday night a man wearing a mask entered the home at 8401 S. 30th Circle in Fort Smith demanding prescription medicine. Police said he came in through the front door, which was unlocked.
The homeowner told police the suspect flashed a gun, causing him to pull a gun of his own. The homeowner shot and killed the suspect. There were three other people in the home at the time of the incident, police said.
Detectives said the investigation is still in its preliminary stages, but as of now they are not anticipating any charges against the homeowner.
Det. Sgt. Anthony Bowers said, "Preliminary investigation suggests maybe it was a justified shooting. In self-defense."
Police said the investigation will be turned over to the prosecuting attorney for review.