An unnamed woman shot and killed a man breaking into her home in Dayton, Ohio, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to local Ohio news outlet WHIO.
DeBrandon Jurrod Dickerson, 22, died after the homeowner shot him in the chest, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office. Police say Dickerson entered through a window when the homeowner confronted him and then delivered the fatal shot.
Dickerson ran down the street before being found after collapsing. Police also believe that there was no weapon on Dickerson at the time of his death, but according to police, that does not matter.
“You have a right to protect yourself if you fear for the safety of yourself and or your family,” said Dayton Police Homicide Division Supervisor Sgt. Richard Blommel.
In June 2013, a teenager was shot at the same house, but it’s unclear if it is the same homeowner.