Alleged Knife-Wielding Intruder Shot by Homeowner

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An alleged knife-wielding intruder was shot by a Putnam County, Georgia, homeowner on Tuesday night around 11:30 p.m.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports an intrusion suspect, 28-year-old Hunter Layne Harrison, was allegedly armed with a knife when attempting to break into a home on Thomas Drive.

Harrison allegedly threw a brick through a “porch window” to gain access and the sound woke the homeowner, who grabbed a handgun and went to investigate.

WGAU reports the homeowner “warned…[Harrison] to leave,” but Harrison instead is alleged to have then broken another window, after which the homeowner shot him.

The homeowner then moved his family into one bedroom for safety and called 911. Officers arrives to find “Harrison flailing around and bleeding on the kitchen floor.”

Harrison was transported to a medical center for treatment and faces charges for “home invasion, burglary, disorderly conduct and four counts of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.”

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