Police: Homeowner Shoots Burglar Breaking Into Delaware Home

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Wilmington, Del. — The New Castle County Police are investigating a burglary report with shots fired in the community of Arundel.

Monday night, at 11:30 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of Flint Hill Road for the report of a burglary in progress.

Police say that a 20 year-old male suspect had unlawfully entered the residence on Flint Hill Road while a family was inside. The homeowner located the suspect in a room of the residence at which time a gun shot was fired striking the male suspect. He was taken to an area hospital where he is being treated for life threatening injuries. The homeowner was not injured.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit have assumed the investigation.