Authorities: Intruder fatally shot trying to break into home
BELGRADE (AP) — A man suspected of trying to break into a rural southeast Missouri home is dead after being shot by a resident.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reported the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in the small town of Belgrade.
Capt. Zach Jacobsen of the Washington County Sheriff's Department said an elderly resident saw a truck pull up very close to the home, then heard suspects kicking or hitting the door.
Jacobsen said the elderly man retrieved a pistol. As the door began to open he fired a single shot that struck the suspect in the head, killing him. Police are searching for two other suspects.
Jacobsen said officers found a baseball bat near the suspect's body, and he was wearing gloves.