Suspect dead after attempting to rob machine gun dealer

Jennifer Cruz for reports:

A burglary suspect died after he was shot while breaking into a Houston gun shop early Tuesday morning.

Class 3 Weapons, which as the name implies is federally licensed to sell Class III firearms like machine guns, has recently been targeted several times for break-ins, prompting the owner, 52-year-old John Kleiber, to sleep at his business.

Just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, Kleiber heard noises in his shop, so he armed himself and went to see what the commotion was about. He came face to face with multiple intruders and opened fire, striking one of the suspects.

When police arrived, they found the 23-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to the hospital, but according to a report from a local ABC affiliate, he died.

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