Sheriff: Armed homeowner shoots intruder in barn


    Sheriff: Armed homeowner shoots intruder in barn. (Photo: MGN)

    BENZIE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A homeowner armed with a shotgun confronted and shot an intruder in his pole barn Tuesday night.

    When the homeowner, a 79-year-old man, heard an intruder in the pole barn around 11:20 at his home in Inland Township he grabbed a shotgun and confronted the man, according to Benzie County Sheriff's Deputies.

    After telling the man to get off his property, the homeowner reported the intruder came toward him in a threatening manner, deputies said.

    Deputies said the homeowner fired a single shot and hit the the intruder in both legs.

    The homeowner kept an eye on the man until police and an ambulance arrived at the home.

    The 37-year-old intruder was taken to Munson Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to deputies.

    The homeowner wasn't arrested.

    The investigation was turned over to the Benzie County Prosecutor's Office for review.

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