Resident shoots, kills suspected intruder

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A 26-year-old man was shot and killed after allegedly breaking into a northeast Columbus home.

Columbus police said they were contacted at about 3:13 am Sunday from a resident at 1566 Duxberry Ave. about a man attempting to kick in a back door.

Police said the attacker, Tory L. Jones, forced his way into the home and attacked resident Darryl A. Francis, 36. Francis then shot Jones. Medics pronounced Jones dead at about 4:07 am.

Police have not filed charges against Francis in this case. The investigation is ongoing; anyone with tips is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730.

This is the 16th homicide in Columbus this year, according to police.

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