Local home owner shoots intruder

August 31, 2012

A homeowner says he shot and wounded a man who had broken into his family's home Friday morning near Decatur Central High School on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Wallace Turner said he, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were sleeping when the intruder kicked open their home’s back door Friday about 1:45 a.m. Turner says he confronted the man and shot him in the leg. The intruder collapsed behind the house and was taken to the hospital in good condition. Police are investigating to see if the man was responsible for several other home break-ins in the neighborhood earlier in the night.