Police: Homeowner shoots intruder
Published : Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 10:56 AM EDTANDERSON, Ind. (AP) -- Police say a central Indiana man shot an intruder who had broken into his home while his family was sleeping.
Anderson police say the 47-year-old man retrieved a handgun after being awoken about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and confronted the 18-year-old intruder. Police say they scuffled briefly before the younger man was shot once in the back.
Police say the 18-year-old was taken to an Indianapolis hospital but didn't immediately release information about his condition. Investigators were searching for possible accomplices who might have fled the house in a neighborhood south of the city's downtown after the shooting.
One of the reasons I chose to post this is because the Holidays are not far away and due to the current economy this is a reality that might be on the rise when people become desperate.