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Fatal shooting during burglary in Caroline County

Two homeowners walked in on a man breaking into their home on Saturday night in Caroline County. The suspect shot and killed the female homeowner before stealing their vehicle and escaping.

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting and theft in the 29000 block of Sparta Road.  Police found the 47-year old victim dead at the scene.

Caroline Police are looking for the stolen orange  Honda Element SUV. The vehicle license plate:  CUKTL.

The homeowner also witnessed a brown or bronze Subaru Forrester or a small SUV driven by a white male wearing an orange hunting hat. Officers are searching for both.  They are considered armed and dangerous.

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call Investigator Garthaffner at (804) 633-5400 or by email at [email protected] If you wish to remain anonymous please call the tip-line at (804) 633-1133 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Photos courtesy Caroline Sheriff’s Office

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