Woman Shoots Intruder in the Chest

The shot sent the intruder straight to the intensive care unit

An intruder got more than he bargained for when a woman shot him in the chest while he was trying to force his way into a Castaic business.

At 2 a.m., and more than a dozen miles from the nearest sheriff's station, a woman called 911 to report that a man was trying to break through the front door of the Castaic Canine Camp, where the woman apparently lives.

Deputies dispatched immediately, but they knew it was going to take a while for them to get to her. As they headed out, the woman stayed on the line, telling the 911 operator that the man had moved to the back door and was pushing his way inside.

"The female victim retrieved a firearm from the bedroom and, as the suspect made entry to the house, she shot the suspect in the chest," said Chris Craft, a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The shot sent the man to the intensive care unit, where he is undergoing treatment and is expected to recover, Craft said. The motive for the break-in still remains a mystery.

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