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Home burglary ends in deadly shooting

Fayetteville police say that a man came home to find a burglary in progress, pulled out a pistol and struggled with the intruder, setting off the gun.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A burglary at a Tokay Drive home ended in a deadly shooting Saturday night, Fayetteville police said.

The homeowner told police that he encountered a stranger when he got home to 593 Tokay Drive around 8:30 p.m. The homeowner pulled out a pistol, and the two men struggled.

The gun went off, and the intruder took the pistol and ran out of the house, police said.

Officers investigating the burglary found a man with a gunshot wound a short distance away. He was transported to Cape Fear Valley Regional Hospital, where emergency room doctors pronounced him dead.

Police on Monday identified the shooting victim as Joshua Caleb Pratt, 27, of 662 Glenola Drive in Fayetteville.

No charges have been filed in the case, which remains under investigation.

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