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UPDATE | Intruder in home invasion shot and killed by homeowner in east Louisville identified

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Aaron McDuffie (Louisville Metro Corrections) Aaron McDuffie (Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating after a man is shot and killed in east Louisville.

It happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. at a home in the 3800 block of Northumberland Drive near Westport Road in the Worthington Hills area.

LMPD says two men tried to break into a home at that location when a female homeowner shot and killed one of them.

The man who died has been identified as 23-year-old Eric Gathwright. He died at 3:30 p.m. on the scene from a gunshot wound.

He was found by police just outside the house, while the other was arrested shortly thereafter. 

The son of the homeowner described what happened between his mother and the attempted burglars.

"They busted the back window out, and that's when she stepped out of the hallway and let one shot go and hit somebody, and obviously she got him," said Bruce Haddix, whose mother shot the man.

Even though the homeowner is OK, Haddix says the whole incident has her shaken. He added that he's thankful he had his mom learn how to shoot a gun and purchase one about a year and a half ago, because the outcome could have been much different here Friday. 

LMPD says no charges will be filed against the homeowner. The surviving suspect, 23-year-old Aaron McDuffie, has been charged with murder and burglary.

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