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Police: Mpls. Homeowner Shot, Killed In Burglary Attempt

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police said a homeowner has been shot and killed in an apparent burglary attempt at a home in Minneapolis.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 2900 block of 45th Avenue South.

Officers arrived and found a man with gunshot wounds. Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said the suspect has not been apprehended, but they are investigating. They don’t know for sure yet if the victim was targeted or if it was a random burglary.

They say they don’t know what the motive was for the shooting, but they found evidence inside and outside of the residence that indicate there could’ve been a struggle.

They ask anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-8477.

Officers at the scene are interviewing a woman who lives there.

Jordan Moen lives next door with his wife and 5-month-old baby. He said a loud noise woke them up last night.

“We heard something and thought something fell outside. We got up and checked on our son, he was OK so we thought every thing was fine,” Moen said.

When Moen woke up later Wednesday morning and looked out the window, he saw the police tape.

“Scared. A little shaken up,” he said.

Neighbors say the man was recently engaged.

The name of the victim, who is in his mid- to late-20s, will be released after an autopsy.

Police say his fiance called 911 after finding him shot in the home. Neighbors said he moved in within the last year and the couple was planning to get married soon.

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