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COLUMBUS, Ind.-  Police say a man in Columbus fatally shot a person who confronted him with a baseball bat in his own home early Saturday morning.

Officers with the Columbus Police Department were called to a home in the 2000 block of Home Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday on a report of shots fired, Columbus police said Saturday afternoon.

They arrived to find a man with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The homeowner told police he was confronted inside his own home by the man with a baseball bat. He did not know the man and discharged a firearm a short time later, striking the man.

The Bartholomew County Death Investigation Team is handling the case.

No information about the identity of the person who was shot or the homeowner was immediately available.