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Man shoots bedroom intruder on Tuesday morning

Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 22:29:58-04

A local man fired his weapon after an early-morning home invasion on Tuesday.

It was reported around 5:38 a.m. at a home located on the 1600 block of Refectory Avenue, near Desert Inn Road and Town Center Drive in Summerlin.

Investigators say the suspect entered the victim's bedroom while he was asleep. The resident then shot the suspect in the leg.

Neighbors are on edge after a homeowner was forced to fire his weapon after he found someone standing in his room.

"Just imagine waking up and finding an intruder in your home," said 13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert and Retired police Lt. Randy Sutton. "It doesn't get any scarier than that so the fact of the matter is that he was in fear and it was a legitimate fear."

The homeowner was too rattled to go on camera but was fortunate there was a gun by his bedside -- a place where it normally isn't.

The suspect was taken into custody by police and transported to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators say the suspect was able to enter the home because the victim's garage door opener was inside his unlocked car in the driveway.

There were no other reported injuries.