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Old March 31, 2018, 08:22   #2
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HESPERIA, Calif. (KABC) --
A homeowner shot a man who was allegedly trying to break into his Hesperia home Thursday night, and the intruder is now in critical condition.

Hesperia deputies responded to reports of a burglary in progress on Ponderosa Avenue near Chestnut Street around 10:30 p.m.

Responding deputies found the suspect, 36-year-old Michael Goode, down on the front yard of the home and suffering from a gunshot wound.

The suspect tried to gain entry through the front window of the house. The homeowner armed himself when he heard the break-in occurring, and as the suspect tried to enter the residence, the victim fired his weapon, police said.

The homeowner was not hurt. Goode was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

"As long as you protect your family and yourself, I don't see anything wrong with it," said neighbor Jesus Mejia, who also said the homeowner is a Vietnam veteran.

He said the gunshot sounded like an explosion. He went outside to see what was going on and found the intruder on the ground in front of his neighbor's home, asking for help.

Goode was arrested for a parole violation two months ago and was let out of jail four days ago. He'll likely be back behind bars if he survives, authorities said.

As for the homeowner, it appears he will not be facing charges.

"We're glad when any homeowner protects themselves, that's what they need to do in these situations," said Hesperia Police Sgt. Marc Bracco. "That's why you're allowed to carry a firearm in your residence."

Police said the incident was one of two involving an intruder and an armed resident in the area that night.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Four suspects are in custody and a fifth being treated at a Hartsville area hospital following a Thursday morning burglary near Hartsville.

Darlington County Sheriff's deputies Thursday morning responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Ousleydale Road, said Lt. Robert Kilgo.

"Investigators believe the homeowner interrupted the burglary and discharged a firearm in the direction of at least one of the suspects, striking the suspect," Kilgo wrote in the release.

"The suspect's injuries are not known at this time," Kilgo wrote in the release.

The identity of the suspects was not released.
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