PPB: Elderly homeowner shoots burglary suspect


Police say the man is cooperating with authorities

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A suspect was shot by an elderly homeowner during an attempted burglary, police say.

Portland police responded to a reported burglary at the 1300 block of Northeast 81st Avenue just before 7 a.m. on Monday. Upon arrival, they learned that an elderly man shot the woman allegedly attempting to burglarize his home.

The woman was sent to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the man is cooperating with authorities.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brent Christensen at brent.christensen@portlandoregon.gov.

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