Teen shoots burglar in leg with shotgun

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MYRTLE POINT, Ore. – A teenager used a shotgun to shoot a burglar in his home Wednesday morning, according to the Coos County District Attorney.

The DA says police received a report of an attempted burglary on Spruce Street at 8:21 a.m.

Officials say the burglar entered the house while a 15-year-old was home.

The burglar began looking for property to steal while the teen found a shotgun inside the residence.

The teen was in fear of his safety and shot the burglar in the leg with the shotgun.

Police and medical personnel responded to the scene.

Police identified the burglar as 33-year-old Myrtle Point resident Kenneth John Edwards III.

He was transported to Coquille Valley Hospital and eventually transferred to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield for treatment. The DA says the injury is serious, but not life-threatening.

The DA concluded that the shooting was a justifiable use of force.

Any charges against Edwards will be referred to the Coos County Grand Jury.

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