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Burglary suspect killed by homeowner ID'ed

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Green confirms the homeowner shot the suspect, a 20-year-old black male whose name is not being released at this time, five times after the suspect broke into the homeowner's car. (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Jim Duncan) Green confirms the homeowner shot the suspect, a 20-year-old black male whose name is not being released at this time, five times after the suspect broke into the homeowner's car. (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Jim Duncan)
(Source: MSNewsNow Photog Jim Duncan) (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Jim Duncan)
Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis lives in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred. (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Jim Duncan) Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis lives in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred. (Source: MSNewsNow Photog Jim Duncan)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A car burglary suspect was shot and killed after the homeowner reportedly discovered the 20-year-old man breaking into the homeowner's vehicle.

According to Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department, the incident occurred Friday morning at 5:55 a.m. in the 1700 block of Tanglewood Cove.

Green confirms the homeowner shot the suspect, a 20-year-old Quardious Thomas, five times after Thomas broke into the homeowner's car.

Thomas was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he died as a result of the gunshot wounds.

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis lives in the same neighborhood as the homeowner, and his vehicle was also broken into Friday morning.

"Well, I got a text from one of the neighbors this morning. We have a very close neighborhood watch association; they keep us informed. I got a text this morning about five o'clock informing me about the [shooting] incident. Upon getting up and getting dressed to come around here, I discovered my personal vehicle also had been broken into," explains Sheriff Lewis.

Sheriff Lewis notes that auto burglaries are not necessarily a new problem to the area.

"We've had issues with auto burglaries and the neighborhood has come together to discuss it. We all were given points of safety on how to deal with it, and who would be on the lookout for what," confirms Lewis.

The homeowner, whose identity is not being released, faces no charges as he is protected under the Castle Law, adds Green.

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