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Idaho Falls resident shoots intruder

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Posted: Friday, July 6, 2012 7:29 am

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — Authorities say an Idaho Falls man shot and injured an intruder he found in his home.

Idaho Police Department officials say that 32-year-old Charles Hopkins was awakened in his basement early Thursday by his barking dogs. Hopkins grabbed his pistol, went upstairs and found a man in his bathroom.

The Idaho State Journal reports ( ) that Hopkins told the intruder not to move, but the man rushed at him.

Hopkins shot the man in the leg twice, after which the man limped out of the house.

Officials have identified the intruder as a 22-year-old man from Idaho Falls. He has not been charged with a crime, though the case is being reviewed by prosecutors.

He was treated at a hospital for his injuries.

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  • NoName posted at 7:44 am on Sat, Jul 7, 2012.

    NoName Posts: 253

    "shot in the leg twice" With what, a BB gun?

  • BoxcarBill posted at 1:00 am on Sat, Jul 7, 2012.

    BoxcarBill Posts: 1074

    When will the homeowner be charged with shooting the man and have to spend thousand$ to defend himself?

  • JoeIdaho posted at 6:35 pm on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    More bullets please...

  • DEADTIME posted at 12:08 pm on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    DEADTIME Posts: 11

    Center mass twice and there's no need to charge an intruder, just bury them.

  • capnbutch posted at 10:01 am on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    capnbutch Posts: 729

    A very suspicious story. Had I been the editor, I would have called the Idaho State Journal and asked for something better. Half a story is no story at all.

  • ancientemplar posted at 9:50 am on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    ancientemplar Posts: 1201

    In Idaho I wouldn't advise going down a long rural driveway after dark or going into a strangers home uninvited.
    Be thankful for the freedoms we have here in Idaho. There will be fewer bad guys.

  • mister d posted at 9:18 am on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    mister d Posts: 1531

    Seems like the guy needs a little more time at the gun range.

  • My2sence posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    My2sence Posts: 317

    "He has not been charged with a crime" ? how bout breaking and entering? Attempted burglary? attempted assault?.....

  • Close Enough posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Jul 6, 2012.

    Close Enough Posts: 134

    Moral of the story: don't E.V.E.R. shoot an intruder in the leg.

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