CHOPPER 5: Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder in Pine County

Updated: 11/14/2013 12:32 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson



A suspect is dead after an alleged home invasion in Pine County early Thursday morning.

Deputies say they were called to a home on Fox Road near Sandstone, Minn., at 2:38 a.m. on a report of a shooting. According to the initial report, two men entered the home and confronted the elderly homeowner; at least one suspect reportedly had a gun.

The homeowner also had a handgun and shot the armed suspect, who died at the scene.

Deputies and investigators searched the area for the second suspect with the help from a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter and infrared equipment. The suspect is still at large.