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Resident shoots and seriously injures suspected intruder

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 08:47:35-05

KOKOMO — A resident shot and seriously injured a man who broke into their apartment Sunday evening, according to police.

Kokomo Police Department officers were called to the Turtle Creek Apartments just before 10 p.m. for a report of a residential entry in progress. Before officers arrived, police say the suspect had made it inside the apartment and was shot by the person living there.

Arriving officers found the 49-year-old suspect suffering from a single gunshot wound to the stomach. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital of Kokomo and then transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianpaolis because of the nature of his injuries. His condition is not known at this time but police say he is stable.

The details surrounding the shooting remain under investigation and have not been released.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Department at 765-456-7017 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.