Police say man acted in self defense when he gunned down a man who forced his way into his apartment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a Nashville man acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a man who forced his way into an apartment.

35-year-old Michael Shane Martin was killed late Wednesday night in the Antioch neighborhood of the city.

Investigators said Michael Moffitt and Caycee Albright heard a knock at their door and Moffitt found the door peephole was covered. He told Albright to call police while he got an AR-15 rifle and opened the door.

Police said Martin charged in with a handgun and wearing a mask and gloves. Investigators said Moffitt fired, killing Martin. A second masked man fled when he heard the gunshots.

Albright said she knew Martin through friends and police think he might have come to rob Moffitt of his guns.


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