Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Alta Vista, California

From San Diego’s of December 22, 2004
Alta Vista Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar

An Alta Vista homeowner shot and wounded a burglar Wednesday, 10News reported.

The man fired a warning shot from a handgun when he heard someone trying to break in through the front door of his house in the 1400 block of South 58th Street around 1:30 a.m., Sgt. Bob Dare said.

He fired several more rounds when the burglar broke a window and climbed through, Dare said.

The homeowner then called authorities to report the attempted break-in and shooting.

The burglar, whose name was not immediately reported, was taken to a San Diego hospital and treated for his wounds, Dare said. He is expected to survive.

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