Man Killed During Alleged Burglary

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Meridian, Miss. The shooting happened around 3:30 this afternoon. Police say the incident happened at a home on 20th Street near State Boulevard.

Investigators say the homeowner was upstairs when she heard someone trying to break into her back door. Police say, the person made it inside and the homeowner saw him. They say when she didn't recognize the person, she shot him. Police say the burglar managed to make it out of the front door before collapsing on the sidewalk.

Lauderdale Coroner Clayton Cobler says the alleged burglar was pronounced dead at 4:40. Cobler says they have not been able to identify the black male. He says the body will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy and to be identified