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Homeowner shoots and kills suspected burglar

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -  A homeowner was arrested Saturday after he reportedly shot a man who tried to break into his home.

Richard Alexander, 28, is charged with manslaughter after police say he chased the alleged burglar out of his house on North 26th Street - then shot and killed the man.

Keith Brown, 23, is suspected of breaking into the house Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Baton Rouge police say they found Brown laying in the driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. He later died in the hospital.

Police say Alexander went from victim to suspect when he chased Brown away from the house while he was trying to get away. Police say if the shooting had happened inside of Alexander's home, this could be a whole different story.

Officials are waiting for the autopsy to see if Brown was shot from behind or in front.

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