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Homicide ruled in death of suspected Niles home intruder

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NILES, Ohio - A man is shaken after an attempted break-in at his rented home left one person dead.

It was shortly after midnight on Friday morning when Roy Haun made a call to Niles dispatch.
 
Haun: "I just shot through my door with my gun, there was a bunch of people trying to get into my house."
Dispatch: "Did you hit anybody, you think?"
Haun: "I don't know there was two or three guys trying to get into my house."
 
Haun sounded shaken as he waited for Niles police to arrive at the scene.
 
The lead detective on the case, Jim Robbins, tells 21 News there is evidence at the scene, such as a crowbar, that suggests this was a break-in.
 
Robbins also says at this time it appears Haun and the man trying to enter the home did not know each other.
 
He says one door was broken open already and there were pry marks on the second door.  
 
Detectives are talking with friends of the deceased, 36-year-old Terry D Allen from Mineral Ridge, who is married with kids.
 
Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk has ruled Allen's death a homicide resulting from a gunshot wound to the chest. The Trumbull Prosecutor's office will determine if charges will be filed.
 
This case could qualify for Ohio's Castle Doctrine passed in 2008 and signed into law by Governor Ted Strickland.
 
The Doctrine offers a "presumption of innocence" if one uses defensive force against someone who is in the process of trying to enter or unlawfully enters their home or vehicle.
 
It also bars criminal offenders from recovering damages for injuries they receive from their victims while engaged in criminal conduct.
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