A Kansas City convenience store owner shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy who allegedly broke into his store early Friday.
The Snack Pack store at 4455 Prospect Ave. was closed at 1:30 a.m. Friday when someone broke the front window, but the owner was sleeping on a cot inside. The owner said he shot the intruder in the abdomen out of fear.
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Police arrived and found the owner and the wounded teen still inside the store. The teen was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and later released to the juvenile jail.
Detectives determined that the owner acted in self-defense, said Police Capt. Tye Grant, a department spokesman.