Article - FYI, this is just a few miles NE of Athens Homeowner, on guard, kills intruder By Benjamin Price | [email protected] | Story updated at 10:58 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2007 A Carlton man was fatally shot early Sunday after he allegedly broke into a home near downtown Comer, officials with the Madison County sheriff's office said. William Keith Parks, 41, entered the home at 25 Sims St. about 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was shot and killed by the homeowner, according to Madison County Sheriff Clayton Lowe. Lowe would not confirm the name of the shooter Sunday, and few details of the incident were released. Madison County Coroner Michelle Cleveland said Parks was shot in the chest with a shotgun at close range as he entered the house through the door of a rear porch. There was no altercation prior to the shooting, she said, and the homeowner's wife called 911 immediately after the incident. "It was dark and he just fired," Cleveland said. "We're still investigating, and an autopsy is scheduled (this) morning." The homeowner and his wife live next door to the house where the shooting occurred, Cleveland said. The owner had contacted police Friday to report a burglary at the house at 25 Sims St., and he was staying there with his wife Saturday night. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.