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Burglar possibly shot during home break-in

Police say it appears a homeowner shot at burglars overnight and then took off. They still can't find the man who lives at the home on Aqueduct Drive and don't know if his bullets hit anybody.

The burglary appears to be turning up more questions than answers. Police took a suspect into custody, but they're looking for more.

Police say neighbors around Aqueduct Drive called 911 when they heard several gunshots

"It sounded like gunshots, and just, you know, woke me up," says Jean Woodfill, who was staying with her grandchildren in a home right across from where police worked the burglary.

Police say when they got there they discovered the duplex had been burglarized, and they found several shell casings around the home.

"We think the homeowner at some time produced a firearm and shot at the suspects," says Lt. Edward Hart with Lexington Police.

But, police aren't sure who--if anyone--got hit.

"We have no evidence at the scene that someone has been shot, other than shell casings. But, the one person we've taken into custody, says he believes one other suspect has been shot," Lt. Hart says.

Adding to their uncertainties, police say the homeowner was nowhere to be found.

Officers did find electronics taken from the home stashed in a tree line behind the duplex and a suspects vehicle stuck in a creek bed near the home.

Officers found that suspect trying to run off and took him into custody.

Neighbors are a little on edge, as police continue to search for more people involved.

"I'll be very alert today," says Woodfill, "I saw them bring the dogs, and so I knew from there that there was probably someone they're looking for."

The suspect police questioned this morning has not yet been charged in this burglary. Police say based on their interview with him, they're looking for at least two more people involved.


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