ADAIR, IOWA – A man was shot by a homeowner as he allegedly broke into the house early Thursday, according to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office. The ACSO received a 911 call around 4:30 a.m. from the home near Casey. The homeowner told authorities that he had shot someone attempting to break into his home.
Deputies and Stuart Police officers were nearby on Interstate 80 near the Adair rest area, investigating a crashed and abandoned vehicle that was discovered in the median by a deputy at 3:18. The vehicle had been reported as stolen by the Omaha Police Department and officers were searching the area in an attempt to locate the driver and/or any passengers.
Officers arrived at the residence in the rural area shortly after receiving the call and found a subject inside the residence suffering multiple gunshot wounds. They rendered first aid until the person was transported to a Des Moines hospital for treatment.
The homeowner told investigators that he was awakened by unusual noises and then heard glass breaking. When he went to investigate the noise, he found the intruder attempting to enter the home through the broken window and he fired several shots.
Authorities have not yet released the name or medical condition of the suspect, and the investigation is continuing to determine if there is any connection between the stolen car and the home break-in.