Ore. homeowner wounds suspected intruder

Ore. homeowner wounds suspected intruder

Credit: Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Ore. homeowner wounds suspected intruder

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by KGW and AP staff

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Posted on March 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 19 at 3:08 PM

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a homeowner in the coastal community of Hammond shot and wounded a suspected burglar.

Warrenton Police Chief Matthew Workman says an officer heard the shot Friday night, a few minutes after dispatchers received a call from a neighbor saying the homeowner was holding an intruder at gunpoint.

When the officer went inside, he found 25-year-old Tony Tischer (pictured) wounded on the floor. The officer calmed Tischer until help arrived, and the man was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

The name of the 44-year-old homeowner has yet to be released. Workman says the man gave his 12-gauge shotgun to the officer and has cooperated with investigators.

Workman told KGW Tischer was arrested on Wednesday for burglary after he broke into the same home.

Tischer's condition was not known. No arrests have been made.

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