Home invasion turns deadly in small town near New Athens

LENZBURG — A Thursday night home invasion in a small St. Clair County town has left one person dead.

St. Clair County deputies, along with other law enforcement officers, responded to a home in the town of Lenzburg, where they are investigating what is being reported as a deadly home invasion.

Investigators are releasing little information. They do say there is no active search for a shooter, but that one person was found dead inside the home from an apparent gunshot.

The incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. on Torrens Lane.


According to police, the homeowner fired shots when he heard someone break in to his home, striking the intruder. They believe the man knew the suspected intruder.