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Homeowner grabs gun after strange noises wake him up in middle of night, allegedly sees intruder breaking through window — and shoots intruder multiple times

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An Iowa homeowner grabbed his gun after strange noises woke him up in middle of the night Thursday, after which he allegedly saw an intruder breaking through a window in his home southwest of Casey, which is very close to Interstate 80 — and shot the intruder multiple times.

What are the details?

The Adair County Sheriff's Office said the home's resident, after being awakened, heard additional loud noises and glass breaking — and saw someone trying to enter the residence through a broken window.

Officials said the resident fired multiple shots at the suspected intruder and then called 911 around 4:30 a.m.

Officers responded and administered first aid to the wounded individual, officials said, adding that the identity of the suspected intruder wasn't immediately confirmed.

Adair Rescue and the Adair County Ambulance responded to the scene to provide additional medical aid, officials said, adding that the suspected intruder was transported by an Air-Ambulance to a Des Moines-area hospital where he was receiving treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.

The sheriff's office asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to assist with the investigation, officials said, adding that the Stuart Police Department assisted in responding to the incident.

Officials said there is no information to indicate the incident represents an ongoing danger to the public; officials added that it appears to have been an isolated incident.

Anything else?

Around 3:18 a.m., police got a 911 call reporting a vehicle in the median of I-80 near the Adair rest areas, officials said, adding that a sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene and determined the crashed vehicle had been reported stolen.

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