Intruder shot by homeowner on near south side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was shot on the near south side of the city early Thursday morning during a home invasion.

The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Kennington St around 4:50 a.m.

crowbar door

Picture of the door busted by intuder’s crowbar

According to a woman living in the house, the homeowner shot the intruder after the man entered their home with a crowbar.

“She heard a noise like someone kicking in the door [and] then she heard a window bust in,” said Crystal Abbeduto, who said her mother, father and 22-year-old sister live in the home.

“You come in with any type of weapon, you’re going to use it if you see a person.  My father acted in the right way, doing what he had to do to protect his family,” Abbeduto said.

Abbeduto’s mother, Jewel Henderson, was inside and said she just moved into the two-story house yesterday.

“Oh my God,” Henderson said.  “I don’t want to stay here now.  I’ve never had this happen to me.”

Police told Fox59 the intruder was 27-year-old Philip Ladd.  He was shot in the stomach and transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition.