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Tacoma Police: Homeowner Shoots Intruder In Face

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say a Tacoma, Wash., homeowner shot a would-be intruder in the face with a shotgun when the man tried to break in through a window.
    
Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the shooting happened Tuesday evening.
    
The injured man collapsed a short distance away and was taken to a nearby hospital. Fulghum says he has "some very significant injuries" but is expected to survive.
    
Police say the male homeowner called 911 to report the break-in before grabbing the shotgun.
    
The investigation continues but the police spokesman says it appears the resident feared for his life and was protecting himself.

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