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INDIANAPOLIS In. Nov. 20, 2007 — An apartment complex security guard shot and killed a man who lunged at him from a closet with a power saw, police said.
According to Indianapolis Metro police, Nicholas B. House, 22, of Greenfield, appeared to be acting in self defense when he shot the intruder inside an empty apartment at the Spanish Oaks apartment complex on the east side of Indianapolis Monday night.
Police said House found two men hiding in a bedroom closet. One man rushed at House with the saw and House fired about four times.
As the man collapsed with a gunshot wound to the chest, the other man fled and was not immediately found.
House told police that he saw an open door at a vacant unit in the 10300 block of East Governours Lane, near 38th Street and Post Road, at about 9 p.m.
Police said they think the men may have been stealing copper pipe.
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