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Hillcrest burglary suspect being treated for gunshot wound

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Police responded to the 900 block of Hillcrest on Thursday in reference to shots fired in a burglary attempt. (Photo by David Day)

Earlier on Thursday, shots were fired in the 900 block of Hillcrest.

A home on hillcrest was the target of a burglary on Thursday. (Photo by David Day)

Upon arriving at her home, a homeowner witnessed a male inside the residence and attempted to detain him by gunpoint.

A shot was fired which struck the suspect in the forearm. He fled through an open window at the rear of the home.

The suspect was later discovered at the River City Rescue Mission on Washington Street where he was treated by paramedics and transported to River Region Merit Health to secure further treatment.

The suspect was located at the River City Rescue Mission with a gunshot wound to the forearm. (Photo by David Day)

The suspect will be charged with burglary upon being released from the hospital. The homeowner will not face charges at this time due to the castle doctrine.

The case is to be presented for review to the next grand jury. Names have not been released at this time.

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