Homeowner shoots burglary suspect during break-in

INDIANAPOLIS - Police were investigating a shooting after an apparent home break-in on the city's northwest side Tuesday evening.

The homeowner of the house in the 4900 block of Lewiston Drive said he came home to find the house had been ransacked, officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police said the homeowner heard noises upstairs, confronted the burglar and shot the burglar in the arm.

The suspect ran outside through the back of the house, but was caught by police in the 5000 block of Lewiston Drive.

Police said the suspect was taken to Eskenazi Health and his injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police said there was evidence of forced entry into the victim’s home and the suspect also had a warrant for criminal conversion.

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