LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — A Louisville man has been arrested on a murder charge after he chased down and fatally shot a man who had broken into his house.
The shooting was reported at 12:23 a.m. on Saturday, in the 5300 block of Halsey Court in Louisville, near Iroquois Park.
Deontae Yarnell, 22, told police he came home and found two men had broken into his house. He took his gun and opened fire as they fled and then chased them outside the house for a block, until one of them came to a fence, Wave 3 News reported.
As the suspect tried to climb it, Yarnell opened fire, killing him. The man's body was found lying next to the fence.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, told the Inquisitr that outside noises kept her awake until 8 Saturday morning. "I kept hearing people crying and I kept hearing the cops and the noise," she said.
"You can't help but think here is a poor man that is laying deceased on my yard."
According to witnesses, the suspect might have laid wounded for several hours before dying.
The other man allegedly involved in the break in has yet to be found, while Yarnell was arrested. He is now facing murder charges for the shooting.