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Man Kills Armed Intruder in Shootout at Lauderhill Home: Police

The incident happened just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Northwest 23rd Street

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An intruder who climbed through the window of a home in Lauderhill was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with a man inside the home, Lauderhill Police said.

The incident happened just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Northwest 23rd Street.

A preliminary investigation showed that a man and woman were inside the home when an intruder climbed through a window and brandished a firearm, Lauderhill Police officials said.

The intruder and the man inside the home exchanged gunfire and the intruder was shot, police said.

The intruder was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said their investigation began with a strange 911 call.

“It appears that somebody from inside the residence dialed 911 and hung up the phone, that automatically goes to the dispatch centers and an officer was dispatched to that location just to make sure everything was okay," Lauderhill Police spokesman Michael Santiago said.

The identities of the intruder and the man and woman inside the home have not been released, but police said the intruder and the other man knew each other.

Police said all parties involved are cooperating with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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