Intruder who killed Chesterfield man shot way into home

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR)–There is new information about the murder of 27-year-old Farzad Sultani, a Chesterfield man who died Monday morning in a home invasion and shooting, according to Chesterfield Police.

Sultani’s older brother shot back at his brother’s attacker, police said.

Around 3 a.m. Monday the gunman shot his way into the house on 12000 block of Little Pond Lane, off Midlothian Turnpike. He shot into the back door to break the glass and got in that way,  and then killed Sultani, according to police.

The gunfire neighbors reported hearing were from Sultani’s older brother, who told police he woke up, discovered the gunman, got his own gun and shot back.

That’s when the gunman fled the scene.

The brother told investigators that the intruder’s gun had a silencer and possibly a flashlight attached to the handgun, according to a report from the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Investigators are still piecing together the entire scene with information from Sultani’s brother.

Sultani was taken to Johnston-Willis Hospital and transferred to VCU Medical Center before he died as a result of his injuries.

Officers do not believe this was a random act.

When officers arrived, they found 27-year-old Farzad Sultani, who lived at the residence, had been shot by an intruder.

Sultani was taken to Johnston-Willis Hospital and transferred to VCU Medical Center before he died as a result of his injuries.

If you have information that could help police, call Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Stay with WTVR.com and CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.