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Homeowner shoots and kills 2 burglary suspects Monday morning

Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:46 PM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo police have identified the two people found dead in a home Monday morning.

Around 5:19 a.m., officers were called to a suspicion call at a home near 3rd Avenue and S. Jackson Street.

Officers found two people dead in the home.

APD Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to investigate.

Detectives have learned the homeowner confronted one of the people committing a burglary. The suspect attacked the homeowner and the two began fighting.

The homeowner was armed with a handgun.

Police say the second person tried to assault the homeowner, and the homeowner shot the suspects in fear for his life.

Both of the suspects died at the scene.

They have been identified as 27-year-old Jesus Antonio Maldonado and 43-year-old Anthony Garone Adams.

Detectives interviewed the homeowner and later released him.

The case will be presented to the Potter County Grand Jury and remains under investigation.

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to reflect a correction on the age of one of the people in the story from the Amarillo Police Department.

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