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Identity of alleged intruder killed by Columbus homeowner released

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 18:30:34-05

COLUMBUS — The Bartholomew County Coroner's Office released the name of an alleged home intruder who was shot and killed this weekend.

Derek Henderson, 38, was shot to death just before 1 a.m. Saturday in a house in the 2000 block of Home Avenue. The homeowner told police Henderson confronted him with a baseball bat inside the house before he shot Henderson.

Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting said in a release that Henderson's preliminary cause of death is gunshots to the head, chest and abdomen.

Toxicology results are pending and autopsy information will be forwarded to the Bartholomew County Prosecutor's Office.

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