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Police statement regarding Feb. 29 incident on New Providence Rd.

On Saturday, February 29, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Milton Police officers received a 911 call regarding a burglary at a residence in the 12000 block of New Providence Road in the City of Milton. Prior to police arrival, the suspect reportedly forcibly made entry through a locked front door and confronted the homeowner. The homeowner discharged a handgun at the home intruder, striking the suspect multiple times in the torso. The suspect was treated on scene by Milton Fire-Rescue personnel for gunshot wounds and transported to WellStar North Fulton Hospital. The suspect succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the attending physician.

The deceased suspect has been identified as Corey Patton II, 23, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Milton police do not believe there are any other suspects in this case.

As this is an ongoing, active investigation, the Milton Police Department cannot release additional details at this time. As per normal protocol, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office has been notified about the incident.