Salt Lake resident shoots, kills one home invader, injures another

Posted at 6:39 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 13:17:37-04

SALT LAKE CITY - One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a home invasion in Salt Lake City early Thursday morning.

Authorities were called to an apartment near 731 S. 300 E. at about 3 a.m.

Police say two men broke into the apartment overnight and one of the residents inside the apartment shot the suspects.

One of the suspects died in the apartment and another collapsed just outside the door.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition as has since been upgraded to serious condition.

Police are not searching for any other suspects at this time.

Officers said the break-in does not appear to be random.

"It's been my experience typically with home invasions that they either do know someone in the home or thought they knew someone in the home, so the chances of this being random are pretty slim," Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer said.

Police said the resident who shot the suspects is cooperating with the investigation.

Roads in the area have reopened.