A homeowner heard a bump in the night, grabbed his gun, and was forced to shoot a man he saw trying to break into his home.
Last Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 3:18 AM, the police in Adair County, IA, received a 911 call reporting a crashed vehicle. Officers arrived to find no one in the car and proceeded to locate the driver along with a K9 unit.
At 4:30 AM, 911 dispatchers received another call from a homeowner who lived in the area where the police were searching to report that a man tried to break into his home and shot him in self-defense.
“Officers searching for the driver of the stolen vehicle, who were in the immediate area, responded and administered first aid to the wounded subject. Adair Rescue and the Adair County Ambulance responded to the scene to provide additional medical aid. The suspected intruder was transported by an Air-Ambulance to a Des Moines area hospital, where he is receiving treatment for multiple gun shot wounds.
Although in the very preliminary stages of the investigation, it is believed that the sole resident of the home was awoken to the sound of strange noises. A short time later, the resident of the home heard additional loud noises and glass breaking and encountered an individual whom he believed to be unlawfully attempting to enter his home through a broken window. The resident of the home fired multiple shots at the suspected intruder and then called 911.
The identity of the suspected intruder has not been confirmed at this time.” via Adair County Sheriff’s Office