York County homeowner shoots at intruder

Updated: Dec. 9, 2016 at 2:12 PM EST
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YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A York County homeowner says he shot at an intruder Sunday.

The York County Sheriff's Office says they were called to a home on Broach Drive in Catawba, South Carolina, where a man said he shot at burglar, who then fled into the woods.

The man said when he came home earlier, he noticed the front door of the garage was open and the the back door was unlocked.

He said after hearing someone in the living room, he crept up the stairs to get his pistol, and returned to find a black man standing in his living room.

The man said the burglar chased him into his back yard and started to reach near his waistline. That's when the homeowner said he felt threatened and fired around 16 rounds at the man, unsure if he hit him.

Signs of forced entry were found, according to the police report.

If caught, the man faces charges of first-degree burglary.

Anyone with information is asked to call the York County Sheriff's Office at (803) 628-3059.

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