Deonte Smith

Eden Police have made an arrest in a home invasion that ended when a homeowner shot and killed one of the intruders. Police have arrested 22-year-old Deonte Smith of Eden. Smith has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Police say Smith and 21-year-old Dieontra Shukur Clark forced their way into a home on the 800 block of Bridge Street near the Dan River sometime after midnight Sunday. Officers responded around 12:45 to find Clark dead and the two homeowners suffering from gunshot wounds. Investigators believe Smith and Clark broke into the home with the intention of robbing Deandre Hill and Brianna Aleman. Shots were fired and Clark was killed. Hill and Aleman were both wounded and needed medical attention. A 5-year-old child was in the house at the time but wasn’t injured. Smith ran from the scene but was arrested a short time later.