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Police: Intruder fatally shot after breaking into Arkansas apartment

by John Moritz | July 13, 2016 at 7:28 a.m.

A man who broke into a Pine Bluff apartment Tuesday night was killed in a struggle with a gun, police said another man at the scene told them.

In a news release sent early Wednesday, Pine Bluff police said they are investigating the late-night slaying and talking with a man who lived in the apartment and was shot in the arm.

No arrests had been made at the time of the release.

The injured man told police three men broke into the apartment on East 36th Street and he began struggling with one of the intruders, who was armed.

In that struggle, the man who lived in the apartment was shot in the arm. The report described his injuries as minor. The intruder, whose name has not been released, was fatally shot.

The other two intruders fled the scene, the man told police.

It was the seventh killing of the year in the city of 44,000.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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