Man Shot While Trying To Break Into Police Officer’s Home

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GREAT FALLS, MONTANA — A man who police say was trying to break into a home around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, was shot by the homeowner, who happened to be an officer with the Great Falls Police Department.

The suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the hospital.

The officer and the suspect did not know each other prior to the incident. The department released a statement, which can be read below.

Recently, it seems I’ve been covering an increase in late night and early morning home invasion attempts. It’s likely just coincidence, but it shouldn’t take away from the fact that being prepared at all hours of the day is essential. One of my greatest fears is to have someone come through the door in the middle of the night. Will I wake up in time to act? What would I do differently if they came in this door verses that door?

If you’re not a light sleeper, having a nice and loud alarm on your home will give you better peace of mind. If that doesn’t wake you up, not much will.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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