Man shoots intruder in north Boone County home

Sunday, January 10, 2010 | 10:44 a.m. CST; updated 5:27 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 10, 2010

COLUMBIA — A man shot an intruder in his north Boone County home on Saturday night.

Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress around 9:44 p.m. at the 14600 block of Proctor Road, according to a news release. While responding, deputies were told the homeowner had shot the intruder, a 49-year-old male from Sturgeon who was known to the homeowner.

The intruder was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.  According to the release, he was in stable condition early Sunday morning.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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Mike Hughes January 11, 2010 | 10:38 p.m.

I saw that the Sheriffs Office is turning the case over to the Prosecutors Office. My question is: WHY????
The story is the intruder broke in the front door & the homeowner shot him.

Why does a lawyer have to say SELF DEFENSE!

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