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Intruder Shot By Homeowner

Updated: Thursday, January 24 2013, 07:08 AM EST

A Transylvania County man fights off an intruder who broke into his home. It happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at a home on King Mountain Road in the Cedar Mountain community.

The Transylvania County Sheriff's Office says the intruder entered an outbuilding and came face-to-face with the homeowner. Deputies say the man had a machete and told the homeowner to give him money. The homeowner pulled out a .22 pistol and shot the intruder with ratshot.

Deputies say the intruder was shot in the stomach but got into a van and drove up Rich Mountain Road.

Police haven't released the suspect or victim's names. They say they are still investigating.

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Intruder Shot By Homeowner

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