Fayetteville homeowner fires shots, scares off intruder
A Fayetteville man fired a handgun to scare off an intruder in his home Wednesday morning, police said. Officers are searching for the suspect.Posted — Updated
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.