- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine say an intruder has been shot by a home owner during a break-in and is facing burglary charges.

Rockland officers followed a trail of blood to find 45-year-old Christopher Wildhaber early Tuesday. Police say Wildhaber was treated at Maine Medical Center before being taken to the Cumberland County Jail. He is being held for violating probation in Portland.

Sgt. Don Finnegan says Wildhaber will be returned to Rockland to face burglary charges.

Finnegan says the homeowner reported that he was armed because his home had been burglarized before. He says Wildhaber was shot in the shoulder and resisted arrest.

It wasn’t clear if Wildhaber had a lawyer.

Finnegan says investigators’ findings will be turned over to the district attorney to determine whether the self-defense claim has merit.


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