BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — A home intruder was killed Saturday morning in Bedford after State Police said the homeowner shot him.

State Police out of Bedford said they received a call of a home invasion and assault along Shoups Branch Road in Liberty Township shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday. While on the phone with the 72-year-old male homeowner, they said the 911 call disconnected. When the call reconnected, there were reports of shots fired.

When police arrived, they found the alleged intruder, Dakota Hall, 22, of Huntingdon, with a gunshot wound. Police said Hall died of his injuries at the scene.

The 72-year-old was taken to UPMC Bedford for injuries suffered in the assault.

Troopers said there is no threat to the public but they are still investigating. The Bedford County Coroner’s Office and the Bedford County District Attorney’s office are assisting with the investigation.

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