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Police: Man shoots 2 home invaders; 1 killed

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TAWAS CITY, MI (WNEM) -

Police say a homeowner shot two men during a home invasion, killing one suspect.

It happened on Sunday, Nov. 13 about 8:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Fir Street in Tawas city.

Officials received a 911 call reporting shots had been fired and a man was going door-to-door with a gun. When they arrived they found the man going door-to-door was looking for help after a home invasion and robbery that had just happened.

Investigators said the 66-year-old man was in his home when two male suspects confronted him, both armed with hunting-type knives and wearing masks. The man told police the suspects tried to rob him.

The man shot both men in his home with a rifle, police said.

The first suspect, 21-year-old Jesse Allen Odell of Oscoda, was still wearing a mask and found dead at the scene.

The second suspect, a 29-year-old man, also from Oscoda, was treated by troopers on scene for a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital. The man was then airlifted to a hospital in Saginaw and is expected to live.

The homeowner was not hurt.

Odell was on probation in a drug case.

Police are still investigating. 

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