Drunk man shot while trying to enter Tower Grove house charged

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 3:22 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:06 AM

(KMOV)  -- Police say a homeowner shot a suspected intruder who said he was 'drunk' when he tried to enter a Tower Grove home he thought was his Wednesday morning.

Jared Harris, 32, was charged Tuesday with first-degree trespassing.

Police said Harris was intoxicated as he tried to gain entry into a home in the 4000 block of Humphrey shortly after 1 a.m.

The 47-year-old homeowner heard a noise of the door knob moving and opened the door and confronted the suspect.

According  to authorities, a small altercation took place as the suspect still worked to get into the home. Police believe the suspect thought it was his own.

As the struggle continued, the homeowner pulled out a handgun and shot the suspect in the right calf.

The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but police and emergency crews arrived. He was located by authorities a block away.

He was transported to the hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

 

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