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Kenosha homeowner kills intruder after being attacked, police say

The intruder forced his way into one of the homes and attacked the homeowner. Police say the homeowner fought back and the intruder was killed during the struggle.
Posted at 9:49 PM, Sep 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-17 18:24:24-04

KENOSHA, Wis. — A homeowner in Kenosha killed an intruder after being attacked on Friday, police say.

Police responded to the 6900 block of 64th Ave. shortly after 9 p.m. for a death investigation.

According to the Kenosha Police Department, officers initially responded to the area around 7:30 p.m. after reports of someone damaging cars at random and attempting to enter several homes.

The intruder forced his way into one of the homes and attacked the homeowner. Police say the homeowner fought back and the intruder was killed during the struggle.

Jayme Raddatz lives in the area, and said his family was about to have a movie night, when they heard yelling outside. He went upstairs and saw his neighbor struggling with the intruder.

"The guy was going absolutely crazy, throwing rocks at cars, houses," Raddatz said. "He had his arm in trying to open the door. My neighbor was beating on his arm screaming for help."

A neighbor who did not want to be identified spoke to us off camera and says she never thought something like this would happen in her quiet neighborhood

"It was very shocking; this is a wonderful neighborhood."

In a surveillance footage from a nearby neighbor, you can see a man with no shirt walking back and forth and throwing things at cars.

Kenosha police are calling it a death investigation and have not confirmed to us how the intruder died.

Police say there is no active threat to the community and expect to release additional information Monday.

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