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19 year old shot and killed by Jackson homeowner, identity released

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man trying to break into a home on Rosemary Avenue late Thursday night. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Jonquez Porter.

A second suspect was taken into custody a few houses away. We're told had a broken leg. The name of that man has not been released.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of Rosemary Avenue, just off Cooper Road. Another resident who lives on the street says she head the aftermath of the shooting.

"And I opened the front door and didn't see anything," said the woman, who didn't want to be identified. "Then all of a sudden a police car shot down my street like a bullet and a deputy sheriff on his heels and more police cars. I looked down the street and they were all stopping at a house on the same side of the street as mine and I heard a woman shouting."

The resident we spoke with has warning signs posted in her yard. She says she has had a problem with prowlers in the past and wants them to know she will shoot anyone who breaks into her home.

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