Foley PD: Suspect shot by homeowner after breaking in using pick-axe

By Alexa Knowles, FOX10 News Reporter


11:00 P.M. UPDATE: A 21-year-old man is dead and police are searching for a second suspect after what police say was a "violent" home invasion.

A man who lives at and owns Elite Marine on Highway 59 fired two shots and killed the suspect after he tried to break in, according to Foley Police. The suspect was able to get through three doors using a pick-axe.

According to Capt. Bullock, the homeowner "had no choice but to defend himself."

Investigators have reason to believe that someone else is involved. They believe that person was picked up in a car after running away. 

Late Tuesday night, K-9 units were searching the wooded area behind the business but that search has been called off.

Foley PD says the suspect and the business owner do not know each other.

ORIGINAL STORY: Foley Police Department is on scene of what appears to be a home invasion.

According to Capt. Bullock with FPD, officers are on scene of "what looks like a home invasion" on Chestnut Drive in Foley.

Officials confirmed that one person has been shot and killed. Police cannot confirm who was killed yet.