MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. — Authorities in rural Arkansas say a homeowner has shot and killed a suspected intruder.

The Stone County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to a residence shortly after 12:10 a.m. Friday following reports of an armed and intoxicated person making threats. Minutes later, a sheriff’s office dispatcher reported that shots had been fired as the caller spoke over the phone.

Deputies found an open door at the residence and a man lying on the floor with a rifle next to him. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators later determined that the man had unlawfully entered the home armed with a weapon and was confronted by the homeowner.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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