ATLANTA (CBS46)-- A home invasion suspect is dead after being shot by the homeowner early Friday morning.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. on Valley Brook Lane, near Valley Brook Terrace in the city of South Fulton.

According to police, the homeowner was sleeping when he heard glass breaking and so he grabbed his gun. He noticed a person inside and that's when shots were fired.

The suspect was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. The homeowner sustained minor injuries.

“My husband got up to use the restroom and he saw some flashing lights and that's when we knew something was going on,” said Faye Bowen, a neighbor.

Bowen said she does not know her neighbor well. “I see him coming and going," she told CBS46 News.

Bowen says she saw blood drops outside her front door and later learned the homeowner had knocked on the door to request help shortly after the shooting happened.

Officers have not released the names of the homeowner or deceased suspect.

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