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Updated: 03/01/2014 01:08:01PM

Police: Home invasion suspect killed by resident

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NORTH PORT — A man breaking into a Deming Avenue home was fatally shot by a person inside, North Port Police Department officials said.

According to an NPPD report, at approximately 12:12 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 6020 block of Deming, near North Port Boulevard, in reference to a shooting. An initial inquiry revealed that a man attempted to force entry into the home, and upon making entry into the residence, was shot and killed by an occupant, the report states. The sequence of events that preceded the shooting is still under investigation, authorities said. The name of the deceased will be released once next of kin has been notified.

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