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Police identify man shot, killed by homeowner after entering uninvited, officials say

By Liesl Nielsen, | Updated - Mar 11th, 2019 @ 11:03am | Posted - Mar 11th, 2019 @ 8:59am

MURRAY — Police identified a man who was shot and killed by a homeowner after entering a Murray house uninvited Sunday, officials said.

Andrew W. Miller was shot by the owner of a home near 440 E. 5900 South shortly before 7 p.m., according to Murray police detective Ken Bass. Miller was taken to a hospital and died from his injuries later that day.

Officers do not believe Miller and the homeowner knew each other, though that detail is still uncertain. Police are unsure why Miller entered the home.

"(When) an individual takes the life of another, there's so little to go with it," Bass said. "The unfortunate thing is we won't be able to speak with the intruder to determine why (he entered the home)."

Miller entered the house through a sliding glass door near the front of the home. Bass was unsure if the door was locked but said there were "damages," and it was a forced entry. The homeowner is cooperating with investigators, Bass said.

Police were also searching for a vehicle they said sped off when they arrived but now believe to be unrelated to the intrusion and shooting.

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