Homeowner shoots, kills suspected intruder in York County

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Posted at 7:38 PM, Jul 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-26 18:08:22-04

YORK Co., Va. - The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting that left one man dead in Williamsburg Monday.

The shooting, which was the result of an attempted home invasion, happened on Corvette Drive in the Creekside Landing neighborhood around 5 p.m.

“It’s just scary to think something like that could happen in the middle of the day, and that it could have happened to anyone on this street,” said Deborah Soderholm, who lives across the street from the attempted break-in.

According to investigators, a man jumped a gate and approached a homeowner and his family who were sitting on their porch.

The homeowner and his family went inside their house and locked the door. Sheriff's office officials said that's when the man started to forcibly kick down the door. The homeowner then shot and killed the man.

According to the sheriff's office, the intruder was unarmed. The homeowner is not currently facing charges.

“First thing I told my wife was you need to get to the shooting range, start knowing how to shoot your gun,” said Thomas Overby, who lives nearby.

The sheriff's office asked that anyone in the Corvette Drive area who saw anything suspicious between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to contact the office at (757) 890-4999.

The sheriff's office also asked for residents of Corvette Drive to check their home security cameras for "anything that looks out of place."