Carson Homeowner Opens Fire When Intruder Breaks In

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CARSON CITY, NV - A scary situation for a Carson City homeowner Thursday night. A man, covered in blood, broke into a home. But the homeowner quickly grabbed a gun, and opened fire.

According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, a man was spotted in the area of Butti Way and Airport Road with blood all over him just before 5:00 p.m Thursday.

Minutes earlier, the man ran into a home in the 3100 block of Desatoya Drive where a homeowner opened fire on the man, as he was trying to enter his house.

The homeowner pulled out a gun and shot toward the intruder several times. Officials believe the intruder was shot in the leg, but it's unclear if that happened before or after breaking into the home.

According to the Carson City Sheriff, the intruder then fled the home and jumped a fence where he first spotted. He was caught by deputies nearby.

The man was then taken to Renown Regional Medical Center.

The residents of the house, the man and his wife, were treated for minor injuries. The Carson City Sheriff's Office did not specify how they were injured.