Intruder killed in Martinez

Police: 2 men broke in; 1 fatally shot

 

A man was killed Wednesday night after breaking into a Martinez apartment, where the renter’s son shot him with a .22-caliber rifle, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men broke into a Cedar Lane apartment about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Capt. Steve Morris said. After a brief struggle with the renter, the renter’s 15-year-old son fired at least two rounds, striking and killing one man. Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins declared that man dead on the scene.

Morris said the second man ran away, and there is no indication that he was injured. The second man was described as black, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing black clothing and a mask. He was still at large Wednesday night.

 

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