ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson woman shot and killed a man suspected of breaking into her home overnight.
911 dispatchers received a call from a female homeowner in the 1300 block of E. 8th Street around 12:47 a.m. The woman told police there was a break-in at the home, and she shot the suspected burglar.
By the time police arrived, they found the alleged suspect dead in an upstairs bedroom.
With home surveillance cameras rolling, prosecutors insist a man forced his way into the woman’s home.
“Neighbors had videos of him parking in front of the residence and looking through windows, ultimately breaking through the door and pulling a weapon out,” said Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings.
Prosecutor Cummings says the suspect could also be heard on video asking for money and pretending to be law enforcement.
“There was audio, and you could hear what he was saying inside. He said, ‘It’s the police.’ He was claiming to be police officer, but he had a mask on,” said Cummings.