Man shoots intruder during attempted home invasion

FLOYD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - Police are investigating after a Floyd County man shot an intruder early this morning.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of St. Joe Station Road. The homeowner says the man broke into his garage, then tried to enter his home so he shot him.

Police say the man was shot once or twice.

According to police, the homeowner says he heard his doorbell ringing several times between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m., but didn't answer the door.

We're told the suspect drove himself to the hospital (with the help of another person) and was recovering after surgery.

No word yet on his condition.

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