Police: Homeowner will not be charged in intruder's death

A homeowner shoots and kills a home invader in Clayton County Friday morning.

It happened along Jenni Circle near Jonesboro. The homeowner told police he woke up to a loud banging on his front door.

The homeowner said the intruder then broke a window reached through an unlocked the door and came inside.

"The subject managed to gain entry to the door, and then gain entry into the house. Once he gained entry into the house he was shot," Clayton County Police Major Anthony Thuman said.

Clayton County Police said the homeowner grabbed a rifle to defend himself and fired several shots.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Jayven Jackson, later died at the hospital.

"People have the right to defend themselves," Thuman said.

Police said the homeowner will not be facing charges.