One man is dead after a homeowner interrupted an apparent home invasion Tuesday.
It happened in South Bend on the 400 block of E. Corby Boulevard.
When police entered the home, they discovered a dead black male face down on the floor. Police say there were signs of forced entry on the west side of the house.
The homeowner, 73-year-old Michael Parcher, was also present at the house and was injured.
County Metro Homicide (CMHU) was called in per protocol to assist in the investigation.
After reviewing the evidence, investigators believe that Parcher returned to his home Tuesday morning and interrupted an apparent burglary.
When the homeowner confronted the burglary suspect, identified as 45-year-old Curtis Trent, he was attacked by the suspect. A shot was fired, and Trent died from his injuries.
An autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning, and the forensic pathologist determined the cause of death to be gunshot wound.