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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said they are investigating after a home intruder was shot and killed while trying to force his way into a Charlotte apartment.

WBTV reported that the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Alta Grove apartments on Season Grove Lane in northwest Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg homicide investigators said the intruder was shot after struggling over a weapon with the man who lived there.

Authorities said the apartment resident suffered a minor gunshot wound to the hand. They said a woman was also at the apartment and was not injured.

Officials said the intruder was pronounced dead at the scene. They said his name and other identifying information is being withheld until his family is notified.