Thursday, September 3, 2009

Utah: Homeowner shoots suspected prowler in foot

Hyrum, Utah

From the Salt Lake Tribune of August 22, 2009
Homeowner shoots suspected prowler in foot

A Hyrum man shot a suspected would-be burglar near his home early Saturday morning.

The 42-year-old homeowner shot a 20-year-old man once in the foot about 2:30 a.m., said Cache County sheriff's Lt. Chad Jensen.

Deputies responding to a prowler call found the 42-year-old standing in a back doorway, holding the 20-year-old at gunpoint next to a tree on the 500 block of Eagle Ridge Drive. The man said he'd fired one shot, but neighbors reported hearing several.

The suspected prowler, who "appeared to be very intoxicated," was taken to Logan Regional Hospital, treated for his injury and released to deputies.

The incident is under investigation.

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