Alleged home intruder was shot in the head by female homeowner, LAPD says

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A female homeowner shot an alleged home intruder in the head in the Hollywood Hills in California according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police said the shooting was reported at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night at a a residence on Hollyridge Drive. A man called the police and said his wife had shot an intruder with a shotgun while he was trying to get into the home.

She told police that the man had tried to push open the door and had said that someone had hurt him.

The man was found by police at the scene and transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his gunshot wound. He is in critical condition.

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Police only described the man as a being in his thirties.

The woman was detained briefly by police and questioned about the shooting before she was released. No arrests have been made in the incident.

Police said she told them that the man had reached into his pocket when she opened fire. She also reportedly yelled at the man to leave before the shooting, and he refused.

Neighbors told KTTV-TV that there had previously been other break-in attempts at the home.

The average home price in the Hollywood Hills is about $1.55 million, according to Redfin.

In a similar story from nearby Calabasas, a crime novelist called the police after seeing several masked figures climbing up through the brush below his home. They were caught on his surveillance video and ran off before police could arrive.

“It’s very unsettling. It’s what I write about, this stuff, and I imagine it, but I don’t think it would happen to me,” said Lee Goldberg. “They looked organized, they looked professional.”

Here’s a local news video about the incident:

Woman shoots alleged home invasion

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