Police believe home invasion suspect shot, killed accomplice

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WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania believe a home invasion suspect shot and killed an accomplice as they tried to flee the scene, according to a preliminary investigation.

The events unfolded late Monday when two men stopped a female at gunpoint and entered the home on Penn Avenue, Allegheny County Police said.

According to police, two armed male residents confronted the intruders and one of the suspects opened fire as he fled out the front door while the second intruder fled out the back door.

Officers found the body of a 29-year-old man who was wearing a ski mask nearby. The man’s name has not been released.

Detectives said the armed residents did not return fire and the preliminary investigation suggested the dead man was struck by gunfire from his accomplice.

No arrests have been made and the investigation was ongoing.

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