INDIANAPOLIS -- (WJW) -- A mother shot an intruder who tried to break into her Indianapolis home Thursday afternoon.
According to police dispatchers, officers received the call around 12:10 p.m. from a home in the 3200 block of West Banta Road. Family members told FOX59 that an infant was in the home when it happened. The mother heard the burglar come in through a window and then took out her pistol.
“He broke in through the baby’s window, ok, and when he was coming out the door, my sister was coming out her bedroom door; he aimed and shot at her first and then she shot him,” said Eddie Ballard, the woman’s brother.
The woman exchanged gunfire with the burglar, family members said, and the intruder was hit multiple times. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital. Dispatchers said the intruder was also carrying zip ties and a walkie-talkie.
The infant was not hurt during the incident.
“This shooting is very unusual in this area of our district,” said IMPD Southwest District Commander Mike Spears.