UPDATE: State Police confirm the home owner was an off-duty Prince Edward County sheriff's deputy. It is unclear if he used his service weapon in the shooting.
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Release from Virginia State Police:
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, Va. – The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred overnight at a residence in the community of Rice. The incident occurred shortly before midnight at a residence on Pisgah Church Road off of Route 460.
It was shortly before midnight when a male stranger broke into the home. When the residents encountered the man, a struggled ensued and the intruder was shot by the homeowner. The intruder, Clarence Bobby Banks, 30, of Farmville, died at the scene.
Banks was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and positive identification.
There were a total of five people in the residence at the time of the break-in, to include two adults and three children. No one in the residence was injured.
No charges have been filed at this time as the incident remains under investigation