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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A nightmare came true for a downtown Louisville resident and his family, as they awoke to a burglar alarm and a pair of apparent crooks trying to break in; but it was the thieves who got the bigger surprise.
It all happened at 923 Marshall Street in downtown Louisville around 3:45 Monday morning.
LMPD spokeswoman Officer Carey Klain says a man living in the home called 911, after he told them he was awakened by the sound of two men breaking into his home.
"He advised he was home with his kids and heard the alarm go off," Klain said. "So he got up to check and was confronted by at least one male subject who ended up being shot this morning."
Klain said gunfire was exchanged. The other suspect ran away and police are still looking for him.
The suspect who was shot is described as a black male in his late teens. He was shot in the head and was taken to University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
Although the homeowner who shot the suspect was taken to the police station to be interviewed, police say they do not expect to file any charges against him.
It was all a startling wake up call for neighbors in this community. Some first heard gunshots, then they saw the flashing police lights, and then the crime scene tape. They say this isn't the first time they've feared for their safety living in this area.
"It does concern me, because my house has been broken into once before," said Charleesha Clark who heard the gunshots. "Now it's making me think about legal action about how do I get a handgun because all my kids are seven and under," Clark said.
"We're allowed to protect our home if we feel our lives are in danger," Officer Klain said.
The Kentucky law that provides for protection of property went into effect four years ago Monday. It states that the use of physical or deadly physical force is justifiable when the defendant believes such force is immediately necessary to prevent the commission of burglary, robbery, or other felony involving the use of force on their property.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
[edit on 12/7/10 by NuclearPaul]
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