Homeowner scares off burglar with a shotgun blast
A Northeast Portland homeowners shotgun blast scared off a burglar who had broken into his home early Tuesday morning.
Portland police say there was no evidence the blast hit the burglar, who apparently broke into the home in the 2100 block of Northeast 37th Avenue through an open main floor window.
The homeowner called police at about 3:28 a.m. Aug. 28 he and his family were asleep in their second-floor bedrooms when the family dogs barking woke them. The homeowner said he heard someone moving around on the homes first floor, so he grabbed his shotgun and fired a single shot toward a hallway.
After the shot, the homeowner told police he heard someone run from the house.
The shooting came a day after a Clark County, Wash., homeowner shot and killed an intruder who had broken into his bedroom early in the morning.