Resident Shoots Alleged Intruder

(Marine, IL) — A man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest after being caught breaking into a Metro East home. The Madison County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Mayer Road shortly after midnight Friday after a person in the home shot an alleged intruder. The shooter told police he armed himself when he heard someone trying to force their way into the house. He says he warned the suspect to leave the property, then fired a shot towards the intruder and called 911. KMOV-TV says the suspect was found lying in the grass in front of the house and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.