Laredo, Texas

From the Laredo Morning Times of October 29, 2007

Homeowner shoots would-be burglar

A man attempting to break into a home was shot by the homeowner Sunday morning, police said.A resident of the 8800 block of Wyndham Terrace Trail called police at about 9:35 a.m. Sunday to report that he had just fired at a man who was attempting to break into his home. The would-be burglar ran off.

The caller did not know if he had hit the man.

Officers later found a man in the vicinity who appeared to have a gunshot wound to his hand. The man was taken to the hospital, and faces charges of burglary, police said.

The man who was hit, whose name police did not immediately release, was outside the house at the time shots were fired, police said.

Police did not release the name of the homeowner Sunday.

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