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A Madras, OR homeowner in her late 20’s was in her residence late Monday night when she heard someone breaking in.

Police Chief Tanner Stanfill said police, along with Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies and Oregon State Police, responded to a call to the woman’s southeast Madras duplex after the incident was called into dispatch shortly after 11PM.

Stanfill said after the woman became aware her home was being broken into, she grabbed her handgun and shot the 20-year-old Madras man who had entered her home. She shot him once in the abdomen, police confirmed.

The man, who has not been identified, was transported to St. Charles Madras, then transferred to St. Charles Bend. Police have not updated his condition.

Stories like this are true crime prevention: the more criminals realize homeowners are buying a record number of guns and they won’t hesitate to drop them if they break in, the more they’ll think twice before breaking in.


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