Burglar Shot And Killed By Homeowner In Springfield

A homeowner shot and killed a man trying to break into a house early Wednesday morning in Springfield. 

It happened in the 3200 block of West Madison. 

Police say 911 got a call at 1:30 a.m. from someone inside the house who shot the intruder before officers could get there. 

Officers say the homeowner grabbed a gun when he heard a noise.

Lieutenant Curt Ringgold confirms the man who was shot died early Wednesday morning. 

Police identified him as Christopher A. Seitz, a 36-year-old male from Springfield. 

This is Springfield's third homicide investigation this week.

 

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