From MSNBC of January 27, 2009
Resident Spots Intruder, Fires Shot
A Sacramento resident confronted an alleged burglar in a back yard and fired a gunshot, but the intruder fled and it was not clear if anyone was hurt, police said.
A police report said a resident of 2600 block of Ensenada Way saw someone with a flashlight in the home's yard shortly after 1 a.m. Friday.
The resident told police he believed someone was trying to break into a shed behind the residence.
Authorities said the resident grabbed a handgun and went outside to confront the intruder.
The intruder cut the resident in the face with an unknown weapon and the resident responded by firing one shot in self-defense.
The intruder left. Police said it was not known if the intruder was injured, adding that no blood trail was found.