Salem man, 82, shoots burglar in home, sheriff's office says

SALEM, Ore. - The Marion County sheriff's office says an 82-year-old man shot a man who broke into his Salem home early Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Chris Baldridge said the shooting happened in the 3300 block of Ward Court NE around 6:15 a.m.

The intruder was injured and should survive, Baldridge said.

Detectives said that John Rose, 82, and Mamie Rose, 83, were in their home when a man tried to break in. John Rose shot the man when he entered the home.

The sheriff's office said investigators have been unable to identify the suspect, but he will face burglary and trespassing charges. He is currently in a Salem hospital.

Baldridge said it appears the suspect was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.