Elderly man shoots woman during burglary, police say

Elderly man shoots woman attempting to burglarize home, police say

PORTLAND, Ore. — An elderly man opened fire Monday morning on a woman suspected of burglarizing his home in Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.

Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress just before 7 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1300 block of Northeast 81st Avenue.

"Officers were advised an elderly male homeowner was associated with the residence and a female was involved and may still be in the garage," police said Monday in a news release. As officers were responding, police said they learned that the homeowner had shot the woman.

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The woman was transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, which did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Authorities said the homeowner, who was not identified, is cooperating with investigators.

Police in Portland, Oregon, are investigating after an elderly man shot a woman during a reported burglary on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020.
Police in Portland, Oregon, are investigating after an elderly man shot a woman during a reported burglary on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Brian Stablyk/Getty Images, File)