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Sheriff: Resident shot and killed man who broke into home

January 11, 2019

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a northeast Mississippi man was shot and killed after he broke into a home and was killed by a resident.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell tells WTVA-TV that 38-year-old Andrew Culver died in a home near Amory.

Cantrell says residents told deputies that they awoke to growling noises and a male resident found Culver in the kitchen around 1 a.m. Friday, after Culver appeared to have kicked in the door.

The sheriff says the homeowner held Culver at gunpoint with a shotgun, but that Culver charged the resident when informed that deputies were on their way. Cantrell says the resident then shot him, and Culver died before deputies arrived.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, http://www.wtva.com

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