Raw: 'Drunk' man shot by homeowner while trying to enter Tower Grove house

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:06 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.

Police say a white man, 32,  was reportedly intoxicated as he tried to gain entry into a home on the 4000 block of Humphrey shortly after 1 a.m. The 47-year-old homeowner heard noise of the door knob moving and opened the door, 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 was trying to get into the home, thinking 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 before police and emergency crews arrived. He was located by authorities a block away. He is hospitalized in stable condition and expected to survive.

Details into the investigation were not immediately known.

 

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