LINDSAY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A man was killed Tuesday night in a Lindsay home invasion that turned into a gun battle between suspects and the homeowner, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the 22000 block of Avenue 256 around 10 p.m. for a report of a shooting, spokeswoman Ashley Ritchie said. When they arrived on the scene and found a man who had been shot to death inside a home.
During their investigation, detectives determined that the man found dead inside the home had been shot by the homeowner during an attempted home invasion.
The man, along with other suspects, forced the door open to the home while yelling “sheriff’s office,” Ritchie said. The suspects pushed their way inside and that’s when the homeowner confronted the suspects.
A gun battle then ensued between the homeowner and the suspects.
One of the suspects was shot and killed, Ritchie said. No one inside the home, including a 13-year-old, was hurt.
Ritchie said anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.