First it was the glass breaking out of a window in the child’s bedroom. Then a flowerpot came crashing through a pane in the front door.
An intruder stepped over the broken shards of the door and — at nearly 3 a.m. — into the house on Palo’s Ridgeview Drive.
Authorities said that is when homeowner Jordan Schulte armed himself with a 9 mm pistol and went to investigate.
Threatened by the intruder inside his house, Schulte fired one shot, authorities said.
Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics tried to revive the intruder — later identified as Kevin Kawanzel Harris, 40, of Cedar Rapids — but he died just after 3 a.m. in the home’s entry way.
On Monday afternoon, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office described in detail the bizarre path that Harris had cut through the neighborhood early that morning, moments before his death.
Court records show Harris had an extensive