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Southern Oregon homeowner shoots burglary suspect in leg

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Kristopher Nelson, jail booking photo. Kristopher Nelson, jail booking photo.
Image: Oregon State Police Image: Oregon State Police
CAVE JUNCTION, OR (KPTV) -

A southern Oregon homeowner is not expected to face charges after shooting a burglary suspect attempting to break into his home.

Oregon State Police troopers responded to the Cave Junction home around 4 a.m. Wednesday and say the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Kristopher Nelson, was lying in the homeowner’s yard when police were called.

Police say the homeowner fired a warning shot before shooting Nelson in the leg.

Nelson was treated for his injuries at a nearby medical center. Police are investigating and say charges against Nelson are pending.

The homeowner is cooperating with the investigation.

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