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Rialto homeowner fatally shoots intruder during altercation

Rialto homeowner shoots intruder, who collapses in backyard and later dies

A Rialto homeowner shot and killed a male intruder Sunday night during an altercation inside the home, police said.

A resident at the house called Rialto police around 11:30 p.m. to report the intruder -- identified by police as 20-year-old Andy Garcia -- as he was trying to enter her home in the 1000 block of North Primrose Avenue through a window.

Garcia was confronted by the male homeowner, who fired several shots from a handgun after an altercation, according to Rialto police.

Garcia attempted to flee but collapsed in the home's backyard. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries, police said.

No arrests have been made and the names of the homeowners were being withheld pending an investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call police at (909) 644-6594. 

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