The McMinn County Sheriff’s Office says a man was shot and killed while trying to break into an Athens home Sunday morning.

It happened on County Road 114 around 1:30 a.m.

Sheriff Joe Guy says 39-year-old Sante Mack was shot by a 34-year-old male while trying to crawl through a window of the home.

“It appears that Mr. Mack had been at the residence earlier on Saturday evening, and had a previous relationship with one of the females who was there,” Sheriff Guy said. “Mr. Mack had apparently returned to the residence after midnight, and was attempting to enter the residence through a window. When the people inside confronted him, Mack assaulted one of the females with the gun, then fired a shot at them.”

Sheriff Guy says Mack fell out of the window after being shot and the people inside the home called 911.

Mack was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Sheriff Guy says detectives continue to investigate the incident.

No one has been charged at this time.

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