No charges to be filed against homeowner after intruder's death

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No charges to be filed against homeowner after intruder's death

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office is recommending that a homeowner not be prosecuted in the fatal shooting of a young man who allegedly broke into a home in the middle of the night.

Prosecutors will decide whether to file charges against the homeowner in the May 27  fatal shooting of 19-year-old Matthew Sykora of Yuma.

Officials said an investigation indicated that the homeowner was awakened by the sounds of a possible intruder, armed himself and shot Sykora in a second-floor room following a confrontation.

According to the Yuma Sun (http://bit.ly/11x9uqt ), the homeowner's name hasn't been released.

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