Veteran Shoots Intruder During Attempted Home Invasion
Posted by: David Peterlinz, Photojournalist - email
Muskogee, OK -
Muskogee Police say a disabled elderly veteran turned the tables on an intruder attempting to break into his home, late Saturday.
According to a release from the Muskogee Police Department, officers were called to reports of a shooting at the home in the 600 block of Kankakee Street just before Eleven O'Clock.
When officers arrived, the homeowner stated that he had shot the intruder who was attempting to break into his home.
Officers found the suspect a short time later, he was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The suspect, who's name is not being released, was transported to the Muskogee Regional Medical Center where he's listed in stable condition.
According to Police, it is believed the homeowner did not do anything that would be considered "criminal." The suspect is expected to be charged with first degree burglary.
Look for more on this story later on-air on Tulsa's Channel 8 and on-line at KTUL.com.