LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased 19-year-old as Oscar Wilds, of Lexington.

A preliminary investigation by the Lexington Police Department indicated Wilds was shot and killed by a homeowner as he attempted to break into their house on Jouett Creek Drive early Monday morning.

The circumstances of this incident remain under investigation by the Lexington Police Department.

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One man is dead after an overnight burglary, according to authorities.

The Lexington Police Department said units responded to a reported burglary around 1 a.m. Monday on Jouett Creek Drive. Upon arrival, authorities found a 19-year-old man deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said it appears the homeowner shot the 19-year-old as he was breaking into the home.

Ginn also stated the homeowner and his children were inside at the time of the break-in and were not harmed. He believes the burglar and homeowner did not know each other.

The identity of the deceased individual has not been released at this time.