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Resident shoots home intruder on Green Bay’s east side

Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 5:38 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 5:01 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Police say a resident shot a man who broke into a home on Green Bay’s east side Thursday morning.

At 4 a.m., police were called to the 1000 block of Mount Mary Drive for a report of an attempted break-in. Officers arrived at the scene and set up a perimeter. That’s when they got a second call for a break-in at a home in the 1000 block of Laverne Dr. The homes are located within a block of each other.

Officers learned the Laverne Dr. home resident had a “confrontation” with the intruder and shot him.

The homeowner was able to obtain a firearm, there was a confrontation inside the residence. The person that had come into the house was shot, he was able to leave the residence, he was located just outside by officers who arrested him when they got there,” said Lt. Clint Beguhn, Green Bay Police Department.

Police say the suspect, a 31-year-old Green Bay area man, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Officers are still investigating if that first 911 call is connected to this incident.

“I know that the resident there had confronted him, I believe about why he was in the residence. What happened during that exchange ultimately led to the person who had come in being shot. There’s no connections that we know of previous to this, it seems to be an isolated, random incident and that suspects in custody,” said Lt. Beguhn.

Police say the break-in suspect is cooperating with officials and do not anticipate forwarding charges against him. A couple of different charges are expected to be referred to the District Attorney’s Office on the suspect in the next few days.

The suspects’ motives remain unclear.

“Part of our investigation, we like to see if he was under the influence of any illegal substances I can’t give you an answer on that yet, that’s still part of our investigation. We’ll probably be waiting awhile to see what toxicology results we can get back,” said Lt. Beguhn.

“The investigation is ongoing as officers continue to investigate a possible correlation between the two scenes,” police say.

No names were released.

Detectives and Forensic investigators are working both scenes. If you have information, call the police at 920-448-3208. To leave an anonymous tip, call Crime stoppers at 920-432-STOP (7867) or submit a tip online at www.432stop.com.

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