An Independence homeowner shot and injured an intruder who broke into a home early Wednesday.
At about 4 a.m., a man forced his way through the front door of a home in the 1300 block of South McHenry Street in eastern Independence.
“At some point there was a confrontation between him and the homeowner,” said Independence police spokesman Tom Gentry. “The homeowner had a weapon and shot the intruder.”
The intruder fled and collapsed nearby, Gentry said, before a neighbor took him to a hospital. By the time police were notified, Gentry said, the suspect already was at a hospital. Police deployed officers to both the hospital and the home.
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Police have not released the intruder’s name and his condition is unknown, Gentry said. Multiple shots were fired, but it’s unclear whether the intruder had a gun, Gentry said. The homeowner, who appeared to be alone in the house, was not injured.
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