Deputies: Limestone County man shoots, kills home intruder

Deputies: Limestone County man shoots, kills home intruder

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - An investigation into a deadly shooting is underway in Belle Mina.

Limestone County deputies say the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on Garrett Road in Belle Mina.

Deputies say a resident returned home from work to find his door open. He told investigators a masked man was inside when he walked in.

The intruder reportedly charged at the homeowner, who shot him in self-defense.

The intruder was killed. The coroner identified him as 65-year-old David Lee Walton.

Deputies say Walton lived in Belle Mina and knew the homeowner.

The homeowner is not being charged at this time.

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