Hartford police responded to a home invasion late Tuesday night during which the homeowner shot an intruder trying to burglarize his home.
Hartford Police Chief Annie Ward said police officers responded to a home invasion and shooting between 11:15 and 11:30 p.m. on North Fifth Avenue.
“It was an attempted home invasion and the home owner shot the suspect,” Ward said.
Ward said the police investigation showed a man was apparently trying to enter the home through a window when the homeowner fired off a shot, wounding the intruder before he could enter the home. Ward said the intruder was shot in the upper chest, and has since been treated and released from a local hospital.
Ward said charges are pending against the intruder at the completion of their investigation.
“I want the citizens of Hartford to know if they feel like their life or their family’s lives are in danger then they have the right to protect themselves,” Ward said.
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