Indiana Homeowner Shoots, Injures Armed Intruder in Fulton County

The Kewanna home where an intruder was shot and critically hurt just after midnight on Monday. (WSBT photo/Denise Bohn)

An armed intruder was shot by an Indiana homeowner early Monday morning after he unlawfully forced his way into a home in Fulton County.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred just after midnight on Monday. The gunman reportedly gained entry by breaking the door down. The noise sent the male homeowner, identified as 34-year-old Camron Vawter, scrambling to retrieve his firearm.

Vawter told police he then shot the gunman, disarmed him and then called the police, WSBT-TV reports.

In a surprising twist, police later identified the intruder as Michael Righter, 41, who is apparently going through a divorce with a woman who was present in Vawter’s home at the time the conflict occurred.

“Righter was airlifted to Memorial Hosptial, where he was last listed in critical condition,” the report adds.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing but criminal charges are expected against Righter, according to police.

 

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the incident took place in Fulton County, Indiana, not Fulton County, Georgia.