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Police: Evans City resident shoots intruder

Seven Fields Evans City Police are leading an investigation into a Saturday night shooting on West Main Street. Multiple other local departments and the state police assisted at the scene.
Suspect airlifted to Pgh hospital; condition unknown

An Evans City resident, being held at gunpoint, retrieved his own gun and shot an intruder Saturday night, according to police.

The alleged intruder, a man from Pittsburgh, forced his way into the basement of a home at 308 W. Main St., around 6:45 p.m., according to Chief Joe McCombs of the Evans City Seven Fields Regional Police Department.

McCombs said the Pittsburgh man then went upstairs and held the resident and a woman at gunpoint, which is when the resident grabbed his own gun and shot the alleged intruder.

The Pittsburgh man was flown by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital. McCombs said his condition is not known. McCombs said police investigated the incident late into Saturday night.

“The homeowner was fully cooperative,” McCombs said. “He listened to instructions and met us out front.”

This is an excerpt of a story that will appear in Monday's Butler Eagle.