Man accused of killing squatter charged with murder

Source: CBS 46

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – A man accused of shooting and killing a squatter at his relative’s Atlanta home has been charged with murder.

DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish told local media on Monday afternoon that 39-year-old Terrance Medina has been arrested and charged in the shooting that occurred earlier that morning. The victim has not yet been identified.

Atlanta police say the home had been broken into in the past, and the homeowner boarded it up while out of the country. Authorities say a neighbor called the homeowner to say someone was living in the home, and the homeowner sent Medina, a relative, over to the house to investigate.

Police say Medina encountered the trespasser and shot and killed him.

It was not immediately clear if Medina has hired an attorney.

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