Intruder Shot In Self-Defense By Resident May Be Responsible For Other Attempted Break-Ins


GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – A man was shot early Thursday morning after breaking into a home.  Police were called at 4 a.m. for an attempted break-in in the 1000 block of Mount Mary Drive. While responding, officers were notified of a break-in in the 1000 block of Laverne Drive, a block away from the first call.

According to GBPD Lieutenant Brad Strouf, officers in-route to the second call were told that the intruder had been shot by the resident. Upon arrival, they found a 31-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. He as transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The Brown County District Attorney’s Office is expected to file charges against the intruder. Police have not said if the two calls were related but were looking into that possibility. Charges are not expected to be filed against the homeowner, as he acted in self-defense as provided for in State law

While Wisconsin does have a “Castle Doctrine”, they do not have a “Stand Your Ground” provision; however, an occupant in a dwelling has no duty to retreat, so they in fact are allowed stand their ground and use lethal force to defend themselves against unlawful entry by others.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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