Burglar shot, killed in South Philadelphia

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

A burglar was shot and killed last night in a South Philadelphia rowhouse after waking a homeowner.

Police were called at 10:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of Montrose Street.

When they arrived, they found the intruder on the second floor, fatally wounded with a gunshot wound to the chest. The The burglar, identified only as a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The incident is under investigation, police said, adding that it was unlikely the homeowner would be charged with any crime.

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Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.com.

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