A man was fatally shot while he reportedly was burglarizing a Leavenworth home, a police official said.

A man was fatally shot while he reportedly was burglarizing a Leavenworth home, a police official said.

The shooting was reported at 1:15 a.m. Saturday at 604 Chestnut St.

A 74-year-old woman reported to police that she had shot a burglary suspect at her home with a handgun, according to Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens.

Officers responded to the residence and found the burglary suspect, Ralph Byrd Jr., 41, Leavenworth, inside the residence with a gunshot wound.

Leavenworth County EMS personnel also responded, and Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Very briefly after the officers began the investigation, the 74-year-old woman suffered a medical event," Kitchens said.

The woman was taken to the hospital. Kitchens said the woman is expected to survive.

The investigation of the shooting is ongoing.

"It's being classified as an aggravated burglary and homicide investigation," Kitchens said.

Kitchens said the focus of the investigation concerns the report that the person who was killed was committing a burglary.

He said police will meet with representatives from the County Attorney's Office at some point to present the facts of the case.