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Las Vegas police on scene of a homicide near Warm Springs Road and Spencer Street. (Gave Stutzky/FOX5) 

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A woman inside of her house fired one fatal shot at an attempted burglar in the southeast valley on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The woman was home alone about 11:15 a.m. on the 7000 block of Knoll View Drive, near Spencer Street and Warm Springs Road, when she heard glass shatter.

Moments before, she had heard a knock on the door and ignored it, police said.

Las Vegas homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said a 30-year-old man broke through the woman's sliding glass back door and went into her home. The woman went to her bedroom to get her handgun when the suspect confronted her, Spencer said. 

The woman told police the man lunged toward her and she shot him once. He then ran out of the house through the broken door and drove off in a Kia. 

Spencer said the woman then called 9-1-1 to report the incident. A nearby patrol officer found the suspect in his Kia about a half-mile away at the intersection of Warm Springs and Spencer Street after having hit a few other cars. 

The suspect was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he died, Spencer said. 

Police believe the suspect may have waiting in his car for several hours before the shooting, casing the area. The woman acted in self-defense.

Spencer said detectives would remain on scene for several hours. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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(9) comments

pdcowles

Another justified shooting that will be counted as "gun violence" and used against law abiding citizens.

Steven

Clearly it was gun violence against a charitable window cleaner that accidentally broke a sliding glass door, and was merely approaching the homeowner to apologize.

Selina

Sorry to inform you and the other individuals on this post, the lady occupying this residence LIED. Feel free to look for an update to this story. I am all for bearing arms and defending your home and family. Killing a person and lying about it deserves the punishment she will be dealt. This was an unfortunate event.

Jimmy coors

Good job home owner! Just this month another worthless scum bag was bothering those people in Henderson! That guy took one out !

Whooosh

Any homeowner, who permanently removes an intruder from society should get their property taxes wavered for one year.

Hawks15

Keep shooting the buffoons. They're too stupid to understand that we have guns

REN

I view this as an absolute win.

Thud

Good Work. This Women should get a Community Service Award.

Steven

A Kia is as good as a coffin.

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