William Anthony Wilson, 27, allegedly broke into a house at 921 N. Park Ave. in Ashdown and was shot by a resident living in the house at about 11 p.m. last Wednesday.
The identity of the family has not been released.
Wilson, who according to authorities broke open a back door and entered the house, died about an hour later in Little River Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead by Dr. Lonnie Parker at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday.
The Little River County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received the call at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday regarding a burglary in progress and shots had been heard.
The incident occurred while the family which included an adult male, adult female and two preschool children was asleep inside the house.
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