Two men were killed in Brentwood on Wednesday night in what investigators believe was a botched home invasion, officials said.
Police responded to the 200 block of Birch Street in Brentwood about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday after a shooting was reported, according to the Brentwood Police Department. A man was home alone and opened fire on the two intruders when they entered the house, said Lt. Walter O’Grodnick of the Brentwood Police Department. “We’ve determined the incident was a home invasion,” O’Grodnick said. “As a result of the suspects’ interaction with the victim resident, it forced the victim to fire at both suspects in self-defense.”
Responding officers found two male suspects, estimated to be in their 30s, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to O’Grodnick. They were later pronounced dead at the scene, he said. The names of the two alleged intruders were being withheld until their families have been notified, O’Grodnick said. Police believe there is nothing about the incident that suggests an ongoing danger to the public.
“There’s nothing to suggest that anyone should be concerned about public safety,” O’Grodnick said.
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