illegal Intrusion: homeowner fires at intruders with gun

Maine homeowner fires at intruders with shotgun
February 23, 2011 08:23 EST

WILTON, Maine (AP) -- Police in the Maine town of Wilton are trying to determine if anyone was hurt when a homeowner fired a shotgun at a suspect who had invaded his home.

Wilton police say that so far they have not found any evidence anyone was hit.

Just after 9 p.m. Monday, the resident heard a noise and then saw someone trying to break into his home.

Police say the homeowner went back to the door with a shotgun and told the intruder he had a gun, but the intruder continued to try to break in. The homeowner then fired one shot.

The Sun Journal newspaper says the suspect then fled and got into a waiting car.