A burglary into an occupied home in Yazoo City during the early morning hours led to gunfire, with the homeowner shooting and killing the home invader.
Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers said paramedics pronounced Eddie London dead around 4:52 a.m. this morning at a home in the 600 block of Grand Avenue.
“The deceased broke into the home and walked into the bedroom, where the husband and wife were sleeping,” Shivers said. “A confrontation with the male homeowner and London led to a firearm being discharged three times.”
Det. Nolan Warrington, with the Yazoo City Police Department, said London entered the residence, and the homeowner said he appeared to have been under the influence.
“The homeowner said (London) kept saying that it was his home,” Warrington said. “(London) went for the homeowner’s gun, leading to a scuffle. (London) ended up getting the gun from the homeowner, who then went for another gun. (London) continued to go after the homeowner, who then shot him.”
Warrington said no other injuries were reported at the scene, and the investigation continues.