A homeowner shot a man who was trying to break into a Newport house.

Police told WABI-TV that officers were called to the Hill Avenue residence at around 1:30 Thursday morning. The homeowner had discovered a man trying to come through a bedroom window and then heard banging, like someone was hitting the house with a hammer. The homeowners shot the intruder in the shoulder, causing the 21-year-old suspect to flee the scene. When officers located the man at his own home, he was taken to a local hospital. The suspect has not been identified.

Officials say charges will likely be filed against the suspect but not against the homeowner.

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