Authorities in Missouri said an alleged burglar who entered a home in McDonald County with a firearm was met by two homeowners, who had guns of their own, who shot and swiftly detained the man until police arrived.
McDonald County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Wednesday to a reported burglary at a residence on Buffalo Creek Road near Tiff City, where they said two homeowners had both shot a suspected burglar, who fired first at the homeowners. Tiff City is located along Missouri’s shared border with Oklahoma.
“Arriving deputies made contact with the homeowners who had come home to find a man inside the home,” Sheriff Rob Evenson said Wednesday. “The homeowners entered the house to find a man barricaded in a room. The burglar fired a shot at the homeowners from a handgun [and] the homeowners, who were both armed with handguns, returned fire, striking the burglar with a gunshot in each thigh.”