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Intruder Killed In Licking County Home Invasion

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The Licking County Sheriff’s Office say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion north of Newark.

The sheriff’s office says Samuel Beskid entered a home in St. Louisville around 5 a.m. Sunday armed with a gun and a flashlight. Investigators say Beskid confronted the homeowner as he lay in bed, sparking an altercation.

Sheriff's Capt. Chris Slayman says the homeowner used his own weapon to shoot Beskid.

Slayman says the homeowner knew Beskid, and the home invasion was not a burglary.

No arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.