Man shot during home invasion robbery attempt

The apparent target says he shot the intruder four times.

Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:13 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:13 a.m.

The apparent target of a home invasion robbery in Interlachen told deputies he took a gun from one of the intruders and shot him four times.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 600 block of Kitty Avenue.

The homeowner, who authorities said was the target of the robbery, said two men forced their way into his home and tried to rob him, but he fought back.

Deputies said that during the struggle, the homeowner got hold of the .22-caliber handgun one of the intruders brought with him and shot the suspect four times — in the thigh, shoulder, elbow and groin.

In a news release, the Sheriff's Office said the gunshot wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. The injured man, who was identified as Adam Waller, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida.

The other intruder ran from the home when the struggle began, deputies said.

No charges were immediately filed, and no additional information was being released by the Sheriff's Office.

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