As reported, a late-evening intruder was shot in self defense by an armed homeowner:
Police say that at about 8:15pm, a man attempted to break in to a home on the 5300 block of NW Edgebrook in Rock Creek, OR. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner reportedly grabbed and fired his self defense gun, striking the intruder in the leg and ending the attack. A suspect, reportedly identified as 39 year old James Sartor, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his wounds, and was then held at the hospital for a mental evaluation, according to police. Police also reportedly believe that Sartor was the same individual who had been “acting strangely” in the neighborhood earlier that day, prompting multiple 911 calls. No injury to the homeowner or any bystanders was reported.
By the time the police respond to a 911 call, the crime in question may very well have been completed. Even the best circumstances, the police are minutes away, while a murder, robbery, home invasion, or other violent crime can take place in just seconds. Luckily, this homeowner had a gun for self defense, and as a result was able to save himself.