Morriston man shot during break-in

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 8:56 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 8:56 a.m.

A Morriston man was critically injured early Thursday when he was shot during an apparent home invasion robbery, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

Officers received a 911 call from a home at 19650 SE 32nd Place in Morriston shortly before 6:30 a.m., said Lt. Evan Sullivan.

A 60-year-old man was shot once when someone forcibly entered the residence while he and his wife were sleeping, according to the Sheriff's Office. The victim confronted the intruder and was shot with an unknown type of gun. He was taken to Shands at the University of Florida where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

The injured man's wife was not hurt and made the 911 call for help, Sullivan said.

Officers did not immediately have details about the suspect's description or further information related to the shooting.

Investigators are searching for the shooter. A Florida Department of Corrections K-9 Team from Cross City was assisting, the Sheriff's Office reported.

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