Man Killed In Alleged Botched Burglary Attempt

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A Glouster man was killed Thursday afternoon after what law enforcement believe was a botched burglary attempt.

Keith "P.J." Rutter, 34, of Taylor Ridge Road was found dead in the woods behind 18545 Taylor Ridge Road

Sheriff Pat Kelly says he attempted to burglarize the home before being shot and killed by a resident of the home.

Police responded to the home at about 11 a.m. and Rutter was pronounced dead by the Athens County Coroner at 1:05 p.m.