Evansville police: Homeowner shot suspect who tried to break into her home

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- A man was shot after reportedly trying to break into an East Side home Thursday, police say.

According to an agency police news release, the man was shot once in the 400 block of Kimber Lane after he smashed a sliding-glass door with a shovel. The caller reportedly told dispatch the man had brandished a gun while trying to break in.

Arriving officers located the man, arrested him and found a gun in his possession.

They treated his gunshot wound while waiting for an ambulance. He was transported to the hospital, but his injuries aren't life-threatening, the release states.

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Police said they would release the man's identity after he was discharged from the hospital and booked into the Vanderburgh County jail.

Pending medical release, the man faces preliminary charges of attempted burglary, operating a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement.

This story will be updated.

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This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Evansville police: Man shot by homeowner during break-in attempt