(La Porte, IN) - We now know the identity of an alleged home intruder who was shot and killed in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a home on East SR 4 just outside the La Porte City limits. When they arrived, a gunshot was heard from within the residence. Inside, officers found a deceased male, now identified as 42-year-old Jacob Borders of La Porte.
Police are still investigating details, such as who fired the gun and the circumstances that led up to the shooting. Authorities say Borders and the occupants of the home did not know each other prior to the home invasion.
According to court documents, Borders had a criminal history for crimes like burglary and robbery. In July of 2021, Borders allegedly escaped from the custody of two correctional officers and illegally entered a home in making his getaway.