Homeowner Shot By Intruder In His House

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A 59-year-old Brainerd man wound up being shot in the back after returning home on Wednesday night and finding an intruder in his house.

Chattanooga Police responded to a residential robbery at 410 Shawnee Tr. and found that the homeowner had been shot.

Police said the man had returned home after picking up his wife and found an intruder in the home. An altercation between the intruder and the man ensued and the homeowner was shot in the back.

The man's son, who was in another room being held by a second suspect, was able to get away and call police when his father entered the home.

The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction after the shooting. The homeowner was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening injury to the back.

Investigators are still working on details in the case and more information will be released as they become available.

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