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Homeowner Shoots Home Invasion Suspect in Antioch

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A man was shot and wounded by a homeowner in Antioch today after he and another suspect allegedly broke into an occupied house, police said. Police said a man was working in his upstairs home office in the 4000 block of Via Dora Drive around 12:40 p.m. when his wife called to tell him she’d received a motion alert from their home alarm system on her phone.

The man armed himself with a gun and went to check the rest of the house, where he found a man and woman going through his belongings, according to police. “He confronted the two subjects at gunpoint, and fearing for his life, fired several rounds from his firearm,” police said in a statement. The suspects fled from the home, still carrying some of the man’s property, and arrived a short time later at a hospital.

Police said the male suspect, a 21-year-old resident of both Vallejo and San Francisco with prior felonies, sought treatment for multiple gunshot wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The female suspect, a 19-year-old also from Vallejo and San Francisco, was uninjured. Both were arrested in connection with the home invasion. Police said the homeowner involved in the shooting was not injured but “quite shaken up by the incident” and is fully cooperating with their investigation.

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