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JUST IN: Intruder killed during Gwinnett home invasion ID’d

Authorities have identified a man shot and killed when he and two others broke into a home and exchanged gunfire with the homeowner.

Jerrod Terrell Powell, 20, of Norcross, was killed in the incident in the 800 block of Cainbridge Drive near Lawrenceville just before 3 a.m. Monday, Gwinnett County police said.

Gwinnett County police are investigating after a man was shot and killed after he and two others broke into a home. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

According to police, the homeowner, identified as 25-year-old Antonio Rosales, was sleeping when he heard a crash through the back door and grabbed a gun. 

As Rosales investigated, he saw three men in his home, Cpl. Frederick Saldana said.

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The men exchanged fire with Rosales, who was shot in the leg twice, according to officials.

The intruders ran from the home, and two of them got away in a vehicle. Powell was later found dead in a neighbor’s yard, Saldana said. The other two intruders have not been identified. 

Rosales was rushed to the hospital.

His condition is unknown. It’s also unclear if the other intruders were injured.

Police obtained a warrant to search the home, Saldana said.

Gwinnett County police are investigating after a man was shot and killed after he and two others broke into a home. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

“Homicide investigators are working with the crime scene unit to collect evidence outside and inside of the residence,” Saldana said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Gwinnett police detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. 

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