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Fayetteville homeowner fires shots, scares off intruder

Posted April 20, 2011 10:47 a.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville man fired a handgun to scare off an intruder in his home Wednesday morning, police said.

The man returned around 9:30 a.m. and discovered that a man had broken into his home in the 3500 block of Worley Street, police spokesman Gavin McRoberts said. The homeowner grabbed a handgun and began firing at the intruder, who fled.

It's not known if the intruder was injured, McRoberts said. Police are searching for the man, who was wearing a striped shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts are asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

McRoberts said the break-in was in an area that was not damaged by Saturday's tornadoes.