Alleged Intruder Shot in Chest by Woman Defending Four Children

An Elmira man who was shot by a resident when he allegedly broke into a home has a prior felony conviction for robbery.

An alleged home intruder in Elmira, New York, was shot in the chest Sunday by a woman protecting four children.

The Star Gazette reports that 33-year-old Jason A. Lopez allegedly entered the home around 6 a.m. and was shot in the chest “with a legally-owned shotgun.”

Elmira police Capt. Anthony Alvernaz indicated that Lopez “was shot at close range in the upper chest/shoulder area.”

WENY reports that the homeowner and Lopez “are not acquainted in any way.”

Lopez has a criminal record that includes a second-degree robbery conviction and five years in jail.

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