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Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man is dead and another on the run after an attempted home invasion.

Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Devoy at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw 22-year-old Nico Carlisle with multiple gunshot wounds lying at the front door. Officials pronounced Carlisle dead at the scene.

Investigators say Carlisle and another man knocked on the door, then forced their way inside when a woman answered the door. Carlisle then put a gun to the woman's neck.

The homeowner grabbed a handgun before going to investigate the commotion, and fired multiple shots at the men, hitting Carlisle.

The second man escaped and has not been identified. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

Charges have not been filed against the homeowner.

The man that answered the door at the home Wednesday didn't want to talk about the incident, but told WREG the homeowner wasn't home.

At least one neighbor claimed to see the robbers before they forced their way into the house.

"I was here and I heard...seen some boys go over there next door, you know, trying to get up in their house, and I came to the door. That’s when I heard some shots," neighbor Jerome Foster said.