An intruder was shot dead after breaking into a Monticello home early Wednesday morning.
Monticello Police say shortly before 2 am, the Jones County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the resident of 309 South Sycamore Street in Monticello, who reported a break-in in progress at their home. A police officer was dispatched to the scene.
Before law enforcement arrived, the resident armed themself with a firearm. The intruder gained access to the home and confronted the resident, which is when the resident shot at the intruder.
Monticello Ambulance, along with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and Anamos Police, were also dispatched and assisted at the scene.
The intruder, identified as 30-year old Pattrick O’Brine, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The resident, 44-year old Scotty Harden, and his 10-year old son, were not hurt in the incident.
The incident remains under investigation by Monticello Police.