Police identify 2 suspects shot by homeowner in alleged home invasion

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. -- Indiana State Police are conducting a death investigation after two burglary suspects were shot and killed by a homeowner early Sunday morning. The other two burglary suspects are in custody.

Indiana State Police Fort Wayne were called to investigate a shooting that happened at a home in the 1600 block of SR 8 just before 6 a.m. Sunday.

The preliminary investigation revealed four suspects went to the home armed with a gun. When they confronted the homeowner, the homeowner fired shots at the suspects, reports said.

When deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Auburn Police Department arrived, they found two suspects being held at gunpoint by the homeowner. There were two deceased suspects inside the residence police said.

Tabitha L. Johnson, 42, and Shaun T. Kruse, 42, were both arrested at the scene.

They are each facing one count of felony murder and one count of burglary.

The deceased adults were identified as Rameica Lasharon Moore, 36, and Dylan Scott Morefield, 22.

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