A suspected burglar died and the resident of who interrupted his break-in was hospitalized Saturday suffering from a gunshot wound after the late Friday confrontation, Independence police said.
About 11:20 p.m., police found the suspected burglar and the resident with gunshot wounds in the home in the 2200 block of Ellison Way. Both were rushed to hospitals. The intruder died about an hour later. The homeowner was listed in serious condition Saturday night, said police spokesman Tom Gentry.
Police have not released either man’s name.
The homeowner arrived home and found the burglar inside, police said, and two gunshots were fired.
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