Report: Intruder fatally shot in the face by homeowner in Spartanburg Co.

Published: Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a man was killed after he broke into a home and was shot in the face by the homeowner.

Authorities say it all started when a woman who lived on Tanglewood Road in Wellford called 911 Tuesday night and reported a burglary in progress at her home involving two intruders.

The woman told deputies she was on the couch listening to music when she felt something cold and metallic against her head. Deputies say when she turned around she saw a man holding a gun to her head.

The woman said when she started yelling, her husband cam to her assistance and started to get into a physical altercation with one of the suspects who dropped a gun.

According to the sheriff's office, when the second suspect fired a shot at the husband, the husband picked up the gun that was dropped by the other suspect and returned fire.

Deputies say they found one of the suspects shot in the face and on the ground face down in the driveway of the home. Authorities say the other suspect had already fled the home.

The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate the incident.

There was no word of any charges filed in the case.

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