A woman was killed and a man was injured during an attempted home invasion robbery in Dublin last night, according to the Dublin Police Department.
Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dublin police responded to a reported shooting at a home in the 3400 block of Monaghan Street. Officers found a man and woman, both 28, suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived. Despite life-saving attempts, medical personnel were unable to save the woman, who died at the scene.
Police contacted the resident of the home where the shooting happened, who was asleep when the incident started. The resident was in bed when he was “awakened by banging on his front door” and “grabbed a gun and went to see what the commotion was about,” according to Dublin police captain Nate Schmidt. The man then opened his door and "saw a man pointing a gun at him, and a woman who he recognized as his ex-girlfriend.”
The pair tried to assault the resident, who “fired his own gun at the suspects as he fled out of the residence and called police.” It is believed that the male suspect fired at the resident but missed him, Schmidt said. The male suspect was transported to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
The names of the woman who died and the surviving suspect have not been released. An investigation by Dublin police is underway; the public is being asked to stay away from the area until the investigation is completed.