Detroit, Michigan – An off-duty Wayne County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an armed man wearing a ski mask that had broken into her home at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 25.
Police the said the deputy was inside her home when she heard the suspect kick In her door, according to the Detroit News.
The deputy told police she grabbed her weapon and fired shots at the male suspect who was carrying a pistol and wearing the mask.
The deputy shot the intruder in the heart and he dropped dead.
Police didn’t release the name of the deputy or the intruder, according to the Detroit News.
"Very quiet neighborhood," a neighbor told WXYZ. "If anything happens, somebody will know who did it, and somebody will tell."
"Not much you can do," said Curran Pickett, who lives on that street, according to WDIV. “I would have probably did the same thing. She did what she had to do."
The deputy was 35-years-old and has been on the force for 15 years. The intruder was 26-years-old, according to WXYZ-ABC.
The Wayne County sheriff’s office said the deputy will be assigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of an investigation. The Detroit Police Department is conducting the investigation.
"You come into somebody's house, what'd you expect? And then, you're armed," Pickett said. "Stay out of people's houses."
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