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Intruder who spoke of zombies killed by homeowner

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YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — A man who authorities say had been hallucinating and talking about zombies has been shot and killed after he allegedly broke into an Orange County home.

Orange County sheriff's investigators say a homeowner shot and killed 22-year-old Paul Bracamontes early Sunday in Yorba Linda. A couple awoke to hear Bracamontes screaming in their backyard.

Authorities say Bracamontes threatened the couple and broke into their home by shattering a sliding glass door. The husband then fatally shot Bracamontes.

Family members told investigators that Bracamontes was hallucinating earlier that night and made references about zombies and wanting a gun.

The homeowners say they did not know Bracamontes.

An autopsy is planned Tuesday and toxicology tests will reveal if Bracamontes was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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