Police on Friday morning found Monte L. Hill, 30, lying in the front yard of a Kansas City home and suffering from a gunshot wound.
The owner of the home told police he had shot Hill after catching him breaking into the house about 2 a.m. and then taking Hill’s gun away.
Later on Friday, Jackson County prosecutors charged Hill, of Grandview, with burglary and armed criminal action.
According to court documents, police were called to the home in the 6100 block of East 97th Street on a reported shooting.
The homeowner told police he had been awakened by the sound of his sliding glass patio door breaking. Inside the house, the homeowner confronted a man who had a handgun. The two fought, and in the struggle the homeowner gained control of the gun and shot the man in the stomach.
The man crawled out the front door, and the homeowner went to a neighbor’s house to summon police.
In the front yard of the home, police found a handgun that had been reported stolen in Arkansas.
The homeowner told police Hill was an acquaintance of his.
Hill, according to a police report, told officers that he had broken into the house to retrieve a handgun that had been stolen from him. Hill said he has known the homeowner since high school.
After being taken to a hospital, Hill was listed in critical condition.
Prosecutors requested a $75,000 bond.