Milford homeowner shoots intruder in chest - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Milford homeowner shoots intruder in chest

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MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Milford said a homeowner shot an intruder in the chest after a struggle Saturday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, the Milford Police Department was alerted of a home invasion on Point Lookout.

According to police, the 67-year-old resident realized there may have been an intruder inside the home after hearing a noise outside his home. While he was investigating, he said he found a screen to the home was forced open, and at that point the homeowner was confronted by the burglar.

A struggle ensued and the homeowner retreated to the second floor and armed himself with a gun.

He then returned to the first floor of the home and found the intruder attempting to steal his TV.

The homeowner pleaded with the man to leave, and again the suspect began to physically assault the homeowner.

At that point, police said, the homeowner shot the home invader in the chest.

The intruder, who has been identified as Benjamin Prue, 25, was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Investigating officers said they found a vehicle owned by Prue a short distance away from the homeowner's home.

The trunk was open and inside the vehicle police said they found evidence of crack cocaine and paraphernalia used to ingest it.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police.

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