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Police are investigating after a homeowner shot someone breaking into his home in Independence.

It happened at about 12:13 p.m. at a home in the 3400 block of S Appleton Avenue.

Police say the caller told them he shot an intruder inside his home.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Police say the incident should be a wakeup call for criminals.

“Some of these people are going around breaking into homes, they need to know that there could be an armed homeowner who’s going to defend them self if they get into a situation like this,” Independence Police Department Public Information Officer John Syme said.

The suspect is in police custody.

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