GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Green Bay area man identified as home intruder, no threat to the community

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THURSDAY 8/5/2021 1:08 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The man that ended up getting shot by a homeowner after he tried to break into a residence has been identified.

According to the Green Bay Police Department, has been identified as a 31-year-old man from the Green Bay area. Charges for the suspect are expected to be sent to the District Attorney’s office once the investigation is complete.

The suspect was shot in the upper body, and the homeowner is cooperating with officials.

The investigation is ongoing as authorities look for any connection between the two scenes.

Local 5 will update this story as more information is released.

ORIGINAL: Green Bay homeowner shoots would-be invader, man taken to hospital

THURSDAY 8/5/2021 6:56 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A home invader was taken to the hospital with injuries after he was shot by the homeowner.

According to Green Bay Police Interim Chief Jim Runge, on August 5 around 4 a.m. officers responded to an address on Mount Mary Drive for someone trying to kick in the door. The intruder was not able to enter the residence through the front door.

However, while officers were arriving a different call was made for a shooting at an address around the corner.

The suspect broke into a duplex’s back door, and the resident confronted him with a handgun. Authorities say the suspect was aggressively approaching him and tried to grab the gun out of the resident’s hand when he then fired one round.

The incident happened at the 1000 block of Laverne Drive in Green Bay.

When authorities arrived they found the person shot and they were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Runge tells Local 5 the man could have had some drug impairment and his motivation was unclear.

The investigation is ongoing.

There was no further information available at this time, Local 5 will continue to update this story.

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