Home invasion turns deadly in Whitehaven

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One suspect is dead and two more at large after allegedly breaking into a Whitehaven home early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Stevens Circle, just one block south of Raines Road near Auburn Road.

According to police, three armed men broke into a home with the intent of robbing it. Inside they reportedly came face to face with an armed individual who opened fire, killing one of the suspects.

Two of the suspects fled the scene.

"I heard the dogs barking. They woke me up," a neighbor said. "There were many, many police cars out here. They had the section here roped off."

We were there as a gray car was towed from the scene.

It's unclear why it was taken.

No one was home when we were at the house later in the day. But we talked to a man who said he's a family member and came by to check on his relatives.

He says two children under the age of 5 live at the home.

As far as he knows, they were there at the time. But he believes everyone living there is physically okay.

If you know anything that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.