Northeast valley homeowner shoots intruder armed with knife, electric drill

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A homeowner doing work on his vacant northeast house shot and wounded an intruder this morning.

About 7:45 a.m., a man was doing maintenance on a residence in the 1400 block of Marion, near North Nellis and East Washington, when the suspect attempted to attack the homeowner with a knife and an electric drill, according to Metro Lt. Grant Rogers.

"The homeowner pulled out his firearm and shot the suspect once in the leg," Rogers stated in a text. "The suspect took off running and neighbor called 911. The suspect was transported to UMC with nonlife-threatening injuries."

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