From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A suspected burglar is shot and killed by a homeowner -- when a Dallas County couple walks in on a break-in in progress at their house.

Sheriff Harris Huffman says it happened early Friday morning on the 900 block of Lowery Drive in the Pine Glen housing community.

The sheriff says the couple surprised two burglars when they came home and one of the burglars ran -- but the other was shot and killed.

"When officers got there we found one deceased individual in the kitchen," said Huffman. "He has been identified as Antwon Smith who lives approximately about 4 or 5 city blocks from the victim."

Huffman says it will be left up to a grand jury to determine whether the shooter will face charges.