[Video] Delaware Woman Shoots Intruder She Found Sleeping in Her Bed

August 6 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location: Unknown
# of Suspects: Unknown Shots Fired: Unknown
Suspect Killed: Unknown State:
Source: 6abc.com Archive: WebCite.org

A suspected burglar is in police custody after being shot by a female homeowner in Stanton, Delaware.

According to 6 ABC, a woman whose home was empty due to renovations being completed, found quite the surprise in one of her bedrooms,

When the homeowner and her son arrived to check on the home just before 6:00 a.m., she found someone inside.

After a confrontation, police say, there was a struggle and the homeowner, who was armed with a gun, fired one shot, striking the suspect in the lower body.

The suspect was found to be sleeping in one of the bed’s inside the home.

After being shot, the suspect was able to flee the area, but he was quickly located by police who called in dogs as well as a helicopter in an effort to locate the man. He is being treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

The suspect is described as a homeless man.

This is only the 3rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Delaware and the 1,251st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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