Trumbull police

Trumbull police.

A teen with a history of mental health trouble was shot after forcing his way into a home in Trumbull, police said.

Police said the 18-year-old entered a neighbor's home on Shelton Road around 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The teen violently charged the 72-year-old homeowner and a struggle took place, according to police.

The homeowner said he feared for his family's safety, so he shot the teen once with his legally-owned handgun.

The teen was hit in the abdomen.

He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital and listed in stable condition.

Before the shooting, police said they received several 911 calls from the neighborhood about a person running into the street. The callers said he was attempting to stop passing cars and banged on several doors.

The teen was later identified as a nearby resident who suffers from a mental health disability. Police said he is known to display erratic and sometimes violent behavior.

Police said he may also have been affected by Thursday's severe storms.

No charges were filed against anyone involved in the incident.

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