Armed homeowner leaves man in critical condition after attempted burglary

Jennifer Cruz for reports:

An attempted burglary at a home in Springfield, Missouri, left the suspect in critical condition after the homeowner shot him multiple times.

Neighborhood residents told local station KY3 they heard a total of four gunshots ring out around 9:20 Friday night. Apparently the masked suspect was trying to break into the house when he was met by the armed homeowner.

Amanda Williamson, who heard the gunshots and two men fighting, said she looked outside after hearing the commotion and saw the suspect, still wearing the mask, lying on her neighbor’s yard. She said the man, who had been shot multiple times, was screaming and writhing on the ground.

…At this time, no charges have been filed against the homeowner, who appears to have acted in self-defense. Williamson’s husband, Gary, said he would have reacted the same way.

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