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Denver homeowner shoots suspected burglar, police say

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 19:47:09-04

DENVER – A homeowner shot a man who was allegedly trying to break into the home through a window Friday night, police said.

The suspect, Aaron Rivers, 25, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting happened late Friday in the 4600 block of Wyandot in the Sunnyside neighborhood of northwest Denver.

Police said Rivers tried to break into the home through the front door. But when he didn't make it inside, he began damaging furniture on the porch and broke the home's front window, police said. He tried to enter the home through the window and the homeowner fired several shots, striking Rivers in the arm, police said.

Police were still investigating the incident Saturday.