Homeowner and suspect dead after home invasion turns to gun battle
(KUTV) Two Millcreek men are dead after a home invasion ended with a gun battle in the street between a homeowner and a suspect.
Unified Police say they received reports of the shooting around 2 a.m. near 3700 South 3140 East.
Cops arrived to find victim Russell Jacobs, 47, and suspect Jesse Bruner, 34, both lying in the street with gunshot wounds.
Police say the incident began at a nearby home when Bruner, who was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, banged on the victim's door. The victim answered the door with his gun and a fight between the two ensued, according to police.
The fight dragged into the middle of the street where the two men exchanged gunfire. Both were killed, according to police.
The victim has been identified by police as 47-year-old Russel Jacobs. Jacobs has four children, police say.
This is a developing story, updates will be posted when they are available.