- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A homeowner was shot and wounded early Monday by a man attempting to burglarize his home in southwest Anchorage.

Police say the homeowner was struck in the abdomen. He underwent surgery and is expected to survive.

The homeowner told police the suspect apparently rifled through his unlocked vehicle in the driveway, found a garage door opener and used it to enter the attached one-car garage.

The homeowner awoke at about 2 a.m., confronted the suspect and a fight began.

Police say the intruder fired at least one shot, striking the homeowner, and fled on foot.

The homeowner says the man spoke a language other than English. Officers with dogs searched unsuccessfully for the suspect.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

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