Sunday, October 19, 2008

Indiana: Victim, intruder shot in home invasion

Indianapolis, Indiana

From the Indy Star of October 18, 2008
Victim, intruder shot in home invasion

An apparent home invasion left both the Near-Eastside resident as well as the alleged intruder hospitalized with gunshot wounds, police said today.

Jason Kennedy, 25, was listed in serious but stable condition at Wishard Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigators said that after being shot, Kennedy fired back at his alleged attacker, Thomas King, 29, of McCordsville. King was listed in critical condition at Wishard.

According to an IMPD news release, Kennedy and a group of friends had been sitting on a porch in the 200 block of North Eastern Avenue early today when they were approached by King and another man, and began arguing with them.

Police said the men returned to the residence about 5:50 a.m. and robbed Kennedy and one of his companions at gunpoint.

According to the news release, "it appears that King, while robbing the two individuals, pointed his gun at Kennedy and shot him in the head. Kennedy then pulled out his gun and returned fire, hitting King.''

Police found both King and Kennedy outside the residence. Investigators said they were still seeking King's alleged accomplice in the incident.

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