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Police: Man suspected of breaking into business fatally shot

August 7, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say it appears that a 20-year-old man broke into a store in North Carolina and was fatally shot by the owner of the business.

News outlets report the owner of the American Beauty Garden Center called 911 to say he was responding to an alarm Monday morning, around the same time as officers responded to a call from an alarm company.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police statement says the owner called back and said that he’d shot someone. Officers located 20-year-old Justin Tyler Anderson behind the business. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based upon the initial investigation, it appears Anderson broke into the business by smashing the front glass door. When the owner arrived at the scene, police say Anderson ran out the front door and was shot by the owner. An investigation is ongoing.

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