The attacker was greeted by barking dogs, armed home owner: police officers from Illinois


A man in Chicago woke up to his dog barking and grabbed a firearm. He found the intruder in his basement and shot the man, police said.

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An intruder is in the hospital after breaking into a basement and being met by a barking dog and armed homeowner, according to Illinois authorities.


A resident in northwestern Chicago was woken up by his dog barking just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, March 5, the Chicago Police Department said in a news release.


The man heard “a loud noise” downstairs, police said. He got up, grabbed a firearm and went to check on the noise, officers said.


The homeowner entered the basement and found a 27-year-old intruder who started to approach him, Chicago police said.


The homeowner shot the burglar, police said. The burglar was taken to a hospital in “serious condition,” cops said.


The 27-year-old was taken into custody, but police did not say if charges had been filed against him.


Police said no one else was injured.


Aspen Pflughoeft covers the news in real time for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. She previously reported for the Deseret News.

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