Richmond homeowner shoots intruder

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A Richmond homeowner shot and injured a suspect during an attempted home invasion robbery early Friday, police said.

Police responded to the 3100 block of Alta Mira Drive about 12:15 a.m. on a call about a home-invasion robbery. Officers responded to the residence, spoke with the homeowner and his family and began an investigation.

“Detectives learned that the 47 yr. old suspect from Richmond attempted to break into two other houses before he forced himself into the homeowner’s house,” Richmond police spokesperson Lt. Felix Tan said. “After breaking a window and entering the house, the homeowner had no choice but to defend his family and himself from the suspect. The homeowner incapacitated the suspect by shooting him a few times. The suspect was taken to a local trauma center where he is still alive.”

Police say the shooting appears to be “self defense on the part of the homeowner as a victim of a home-invasion robbery,” Tan said.