Gun rights advocates LOVE these kind of stories but the reality is that this kind of experience can be exceptionally traumatic and its often more complicated than they seem.

However . . . Typically, justified homicides aren't reported to the FBI via UCR stats.

Still, the uptick in Northland violence is worth considering . . . Here's the report . . .

Homicide 3900 block of NW 85th Terrace

This morning just after 9:30 AM, officers were dispatched on a disturbance in the 3800 block of NW. Barry Rd.  As officers were arriving they were notified that there was a shooting in the 3800 block of NW. 85th Terrace. They immediately responded to the shooting which was in close proximity.

Upon arrival they made contact with the homeowner who stated an armed intruder had broken into the residence and the homeowner shot the intruder. The officers observed the deceased victim, an adult male, inside of the residence. The homeowner is cooperating with Detectives. We do not believe there are any other suspects involved.

Detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to the scene and are actively canvassing for witnesses and processing the scene for evidence. If you have any information please call the Homicide unit at 234-5043. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call the TIPS hotline at 474-TIPS.


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Armed intruder shot and killed by homeowner in KCMO

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man was shot and killed Sunday morning after a homeowner says they broke into their house. Police say there were called to a disturbance in the 3800 block of NW Barry Rd. around 9:30 Sunday morning.

One dead in alleged home invasion near 85th Terrace

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed one Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the block of 3800 block of NW. Terrace at Northland Heights apartment complex around 9:30 a.m.

KCPD: Man kills alleged intruder at Northland apartment complex

SOURCE: KMBC Kansas City, Missouri police say a man killed a person who he says was an armed intruder inside his Northland apartment Sunday morning. The apartments are on Northwest 85th Terrace off Northwest Barry Road and Green Hills Road.

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