Delaware Woman Shoots Intruder She Found Sleeping in Her Bed

A suspected burglar is in police custody after being shot by a female homeowner in Stanton, Delaware.

According to 6 ABC, a woman whose home was empty due to renovations being completed, found quite the surprise in one of her bedrooms,

When the homeowner and her son arrived to check on the home just before 6:00 a.m., she found someone inside.

After a confrontation, police say, there was a struggle and the homeowner, who was armed with a gun, fired one shot, striking the suspect in the lower body.

The suspect was found to be sleeping in one of the bed’s inside the home.

After being shot, the suspect was able to flee the area, but he was quickly located by police who called in dogs as well as a helicopter in an effort to locate the man. He is being treated at an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

The suspect is described as a homeless man.

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