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Intruder shot, held at gunpoint by homeowner until police arrive

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Police have one man in custody after he was shot trying to break into an east side home early Wednesday morning.

The intruder was shot shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the leg by a man who lives next to the home at 23rd Street and Topping Avenue. The man, his wife and child were not injured in the incident.

Police said the suspect was being held at gunpoint when officers arrived on the scene.

Nicholas R. Grass, 25, of Excelsior Springs was charged Wednesday afternoon with second-degree burglary. Grass and a second person were caught stealing from a residence, authorities said. The second person got away.

A couple said a barking dog woke them up. They discovered two men breaking into their daughter's home, which the couple owns. The daughter was out of town.

Grass was shot in the leg and will recover. Police found a bag containing an unloaded revolver next to Grass as he lay on the ground after he was shot.

According to court documents, the woman had gone to her daughter's home and caught the burglars. She began to scream. Her husband, who was armed, ran toward her. The man said he saw Grass running toward him with a dark object in his hand, according to court documents.

He said he pointed his revolver and ordered Grass to stop. He said he shot Grass in the right leg when he kept running toward him, according to court documents.

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