Fairfax, Virginia, police responded to reports of a shooting at a home in Oakton, and when they arrived they found a man dead at the scene who allegedly broke into the residence.
Fairfax County Police sent out a tweet at about 6:50 p.m. saying officers were at the scene of a fatal shooting at a home on Waples Mill Road in Oakton, Virginia.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the tweet.
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“All parties are accounted for & there is no apparent ongoing threat to the community,” the tweet read. “Detectives and a PIO are responding to the scene.”
FOX 5 DC reported that police held a press conference in which they said an intruder broke into a home before getting shot and killed by the homeowner.
The homeowner and the alleged intruder got into an altercation outside before the homeowner went back inside and got a gun, police said. The man then went inside the house with a “large landscaping rock.”
Police said the homeowner shot and killed the man before calling 911.
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No one was injured besides the alleged intruder, according to police.
Police are continuing the investigation, including on working to identify who the intruder was.
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