NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – A North Highlands homeowner has died after he was shot in the head by a suspected burglar on Monday.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of Greenlawn Way, a residential cul-de-sac just off Madison Avenue, west of I-80.

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According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was breaking into cars in the area and also broke into a detached building at a nearby residence. Inside, the suspect likely found a gun from a gun safe stored there. When the homeowner confronted the suspect, the suspect shot the homeowner.

When they arrived at the scene of the shooting, deputies found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died hours later, deputies say. He was later identified by the Sacramento County coroner as 62-year-old Gennadiy Ivanovich Mironov.

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A family told CBS13’s Shawnte Passmore that two to three shots were fired.

Surveillance video from a neighboring home reportedly shows the suspect leaving the area after the shooting.

The search for the suspect continues in the area. No suspect information is available.

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A nearby resident says she found her car door left open this morning with some items missing. Later, a deputy could be seen in the area dusting a vehicle for fingerprints.