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Suspect killed by Vegas homeowner ID'd

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Police taped off a neighborhood after a burglary and shooting on Feb. 4, 2013. (Les Krifaton/FOX5) Police taped off a neighborhood after a burglary and shooting on Feb. 4, 2013. (Les Krifaton/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Authorities released the name of a burglary suspect who was shot and killed by a Las Vegas homeowner earlier this week.

Anthony C. Guerra, 27, died of a gunshot wound to the chest during the incident on Feb. 4, the Clark County Coroner's office said.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, Guerra was one of three men who forced their way into a home in the 2300 block of Westwind Road, near Jones Boulevard and W. Sahara Avenue, about 7:48 a.m. that day.

Police said the homeowner called 911 to report the men breaking into their home. The resident retreated to a bedroom, retrieved a handgun and shot at the suspects once they made entry, police said.

Metro said Guerra died in the backyard of the home. The other two fled, with one of them being caught by police and the other still being sought.

This was the second shooting involving a homeowner in the west end of the city over a three-day span. On Feb. 2, a homeowner shot at a fleeing bank robbery suspect after the man forced his way into a residence.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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