HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 77-year-old Boone County homeowner shot a burglar after the man allegedly attacked him.
Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman told the Harrison Daily Times that 33-year-old Lance Milam was wounded Sunday night.
Investigators say Milam tried to climb in a window of the home of Donald McElrea when McElrea opened a door with a pistol in his hand. Milam then fell from a 20-foot high deck.
McElrea told Milam to stay on the ground while his wife called the sheriff's office. But investigators say Milam got up and charged McElrea.
McElrea fired three times, with one shot wounding Milam in the right arm.
Deputies found Milam's vehicle and inside were belonging's from McElrea's shop building.
Milam is charged with theft and burglary, and the investigation is continuing.
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