KILLEEN, Texas — A homeowner shot and killed a man who tried to break into his house Friday morning, according to Killeen police.

Police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said James Centron Taylor Mitchell, 18, forced his way into the home on Corinne Dr. a little before 10 a.m.

The homeowner fired multiple gunshots at the man who then ran away.

Police arrived a short time later and found Mitchell with a gunshot wound on Woodlake Dr. 

He was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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