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Man shot to death in Sacramento-area home-invasion robbery

A man was shot to death early Wednesday in a home-invasion robbery in the Rosemont area.

Sgt. Tony Turnbull said that about 1:45 a.m. the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a man had been shot inside a home near Rosemont Drive and Goldilocks Way.

Deputies found a 64-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his upper torso, Turnbull said. Deputies tried to save the man, but he was later pronounced dead by Fire Department medical personnel.

Deputies said four men had rushed in the front door behind a 27-year-old resident of the home as he returned from a convenience store early Wednesday.

The intruders, all armed, told the young man to get down and not move, Turnbull said.

At some point, the older man confronted the intruders. One of the robbers then shot him.

The intruders eventually fled in two or three vehicles.

“At this point we do not know why this house was targeted for the home-invasion robbery – or if the suspects were able to get away with anything,” Turnbull said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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