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Man Shoots Alleged Home Intruder in West El Paso

POSTED: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 7:29am

UPDATED: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:22pm

EL PASO - A man is in the hospital undergoing surgery after he was shot by a man who says he was trying to break into his apartment.

Police say it was just before 3 a.m. when the suspected burglar allegedly tried to break into a man's third floor apartment at the Warren Terrace Apartments on Mesa and was shot by the resident.

According to police the man who lives in the apartment called 911 after the incident and told them that he fired in self defense.

The intruder is said to be in his 20's and is currently in critical condition at University Medical Center.

The shooter isn't in custody as of now, but police are still investigating.

No one else was hurt and no one in the area should be in any danger.

Of course, we'll continue to follow this story and keep you posted with the latest.

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