EL CERRITO (CBS SF) — An El Cerrito homeowner fatally shot a suspect as he attempted to break into the man’s residence early Saturday morning, authorities said.

El Cerrito police said the incident took place at a home on Cutting Bvld around 1:13 a.m. A woman called the 911 dispatch center, telling them she was huddled with her young daughter in a bedroom while her armed husband had gone to confront someone trying to break into their home.

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Arriving officers were told the husband had confronted the intruder as he attempted to enter the home via a glass door. The homeowner told police he shouted at the intruder, but the suspect didn’t respond. So feeling a threat to his wife, daughter and himself, the homeowner shot at the intruder who immediately fled.

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The officers then found deceased male, laying in the roadway near the residence.

The investigation has led officers to believe that the suspect was in the process of committing a burglary and had most likely been committing other burglaries in the area.

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The identity of the dead man was not being released. At this point, no arrests have been made. The investigation was on-going.