Published: Mar 28, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a homeowner in northwest Miami-Dade County fatally shot a suspected burglar.
    
The shooting happened around 5 a.m. Thursday.
    
Miami's WFOR (http://cbsloc.al/YG6kN1 ) reports several neighbors heard a car alarm going off, but didn't think much about it since there had recently been some thefts in the neighborhood. Then they heard three gunshots.
    
Miami-Dade police are investigating. They say it appears that the homeowner shot the suspected burglar. He died at the scene.
    
The names of the suspect and the homeowner have not been released.
    
Further details are not immediately available.

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