Man Shoots, Kills Ax-Wielding Man Who Broke Into His Home (+video)

Photo Credit: Fox28The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office says a man got a wake up call he wasn’t expecting this morning.

A man broke into his home wielding a hatchet. Police say there was a fight and the intruder wound up dead. This break-in is concerning for people in the small town.

“Usually nothing like that happens around here, it’s pretty quiet,” said Frank Green, a New Carlisle resident.

People in New Carlisle are still wrapping their heads around a home invasion that happened around 9:15am CT Monday. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s office says a man broke into a house off of the 6000-block of E. 1000 North.

Neighbors say they can’t believe someone would target a home in the wooded area, but the Sheriff says criminals sometimes look for that type of house.

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