HESPERIA, Calif. — Authorities say deputies are investigating after a homeowner shot and wounded an intruder at a Southern California residence.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials say deputies responded late Monday following reports of an attempted burglary in progress.

When they arrived at the home in Hesperia they found an 18-year-old suspect suffering from gunshot wounds.

The homeowner tells investigators the suspect tried to force his way into the house while the residents slept. After calling 911 the homeowner fired several shots, wounding the suspect.

The homeowner was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

A gun was recovered and detectives continue to investigate.

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