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39-year-old shot, killed while allegedly attempting to break into Cleveland home

Police discovered that the man lived in the upstairs residence, and was attempting to forcefully enter the downstairs residence of the split home.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a fatal shooting that took place Wednesday morning in the 400 block of East 148th Street during an attempted burglary. 

According to police, the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. when officers responded to the scene and found a 39-year-old male lying on the floor of a residence with a gunshot wound to the head. 

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Police talked with the caller, a 22-year-old female who shot the man during the break-in, and were able to discover that the man lived in the upstairs residence of the home and was attempting to forcefully enter her downstairs residence.

The female armed herself with a firearm and fired, striking the male intruder.

Police say the 22-year-old has been released pending further investigation into the shooting. 

The matter remains under investigation at this time. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates.

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