INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man accused of trying to break into a truck is in the hospital Thursday morning after the truck's owner shot him.
Independence police say around 4:30 a.m. at least two people drove up to a truck parked on the side of Hawthorne Street off Blue Ridge Boulevard.
As one of the suspects tried to break into it, police say the homeowner heard what was going on and came outside with a gun.
Police say the homeowner confronted the thieves and shot one suspect in the shoulder.