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UPDATE: Man killed in Turlock was an alleged intruder shot by homeowner, police say

Fatal shooting in Turlock

Scene from a fatal shooting in Turlock, Calif., on North Thor Street on Oct. 31, 2016. (Jim Silva/jsilva@modbee.com)
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Scene from a fatal shooting in Turlock, Calif., on North Thor Street on Oct. 31, 2016. (Jim Silva/jsilva@modbee.com)

A suspected intruder was shot dead Monday afternoon by a homeowner at a house near downtown Turlock, authorities said.

Turlock police Sgt. Stephen Webb said his agency received a call just after 1 p.m. that a man had been shot at a house in the 300 block of North Thor Street.

When officers arrived, they found the man with life-threatening injuries. Officers performed CPR on the man before paramedics arrived and took him to a nearby hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

Upon further investigation, detectives discovered that the man had broken into a home and was confronted by the homeowner.

The homeowner said he shot the man, and called 911 to report the incident. He is cooperating with police.

The name of the deceased man was not immediately known.

Webb said his agency will not immediately release any more information about the incident.

It was the second time in less than a year that a homeowner in Turlock took matters into their own hands when a person entered their house.

Last December, Gilbert Minjares was in his home with his 5-year-old daughter when an intruder tried to enter. He got his gun and detained the suspect until police arrived to make an arrest.

“I probably would have killed the guy had my daughter not been there,” Minjares said at the time. “This guy ended up living, and that’s a direct result of the love I have for my daughter.”

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