UPDATE: Neighbors are not surprised a shooting happened in the area. They say there have been numerous robberies.

"There has been four robberies that I know of at that house," neighbor Jessica Ponder says. "The homeowner who shot the man was just protecting his property."

A suspected burglar is dead after a homeowner was forced to shoot the man as he attempted to enter a home Saturday night.

According to a press release, Rusk County deputies responded to a shooting around midnighton Dec. 17 to a home on County Road 102 West Henderson.

It was reported that a white male had entered the home without the consent of the owner. During the incident, the intruder failed to stop when advised to by the 51-year-old homeowner.

The homeowner fired one shot, striking the intruder in the chest and causing him to stop and fall down. The intruder, identified as 20-year-old Samuel Brown from Longview, was later pronounced dead and an autopsy ordered.

The case remains under investigation at this time and will be presented to the Rusk County Grand Jury.