Crime And Law

UPDATE: Centerville homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder during home invasion

CENTERVILLE — A man is dead after a home invasion led to a shooting in Centerville early Thursday morning.

Joseph Gibson, 36, of Dayton, was identified Thursday afternoon as the person who had died in the shooting, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Officers were dispatched to the 9700 block of Sheehan Road shortly before 5 a.m. after a woman at the home reported that someone was attempting to break in, according to Centerville Public Information Officer John Davis.

News Center 7 obtained the 911 call through a public records request.

“We have someone trying to break into our house right now,” the woman told dispatchers.

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While officers were on their way to the home, a “bang” that was believed to be a gunshot could be heard over the phone, Davis said.

Upon arrival, officers were met by a man at the front door who said that he had just shot an intruder in his home.

Officers then located Gibson lying on the floor inside the front door with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Davis said officers also located a 40-year-old female lying face down in the front lawn unresponsive but breathing. She was taken by medics to a local hospital for treatment for matters unrelated to the shooting.

No other injuries were reported.

The shooting remains under investigation.

News Center 7 will continue updating this story as we learn more.

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