Louisville, Kentucky

From the Louisville Courier-Journal of September 6, 2007

Man shot during burglary

A Louisville man has been charged with burglary after being wounded by a homeowner earlier this week, police said.

Paul E. Richardson, 33, of Little John Court, was charged with first-degree burglary, said Officer Phil Russell, spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

Richardson is accused of entering a building on a property off of Lena Lane in southeastern Jefferson County late Tuesday night.

As Richardson attempted to leave the property, a couple who own the building tried to stop him until police arrived, Russell said. The man and woman were not identified by police.

The woman tried to use a car to block the vehicle Richardson was driving, but he drove into the woman’s car, Russell said.

At some point during the altercation, the man fired a shotgun and Richardson was wounded, Russell said.

Richardson was taken to University Hospital for treatment. After he was released, Richardson was taken to Metro Corrections early this morning, according to Russell and jail records.

The man and the woman had not been charged as of yesterday afternoon, Russell said. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office may review the case to make sure there will be no additional charges related to the incident, he said.

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