From The Ledger of January 21, 2008
Bartow Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect
A homeowner shot a burglary suspect who was trying to break into his early today, home, the Bartow Police Department said.
Police said their preliminary investigation indicates the suspect, 37-year-old Shaun Lynn Hause, had reached into the victim’s residence via a broken window in the door. The homeowner saw Hause’s hand on the door knob and fired a shotgun.
Hause was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for gunshot injuries and has been charged with burglary to an occupied structure.
The incident happened about 2:40 a.m..