A shooting yesterday morning send the would-be thief to the hospital.
Around 9:30 a.m., McDonald County E-911 received a call about a reported burglary and shooting at a residence near Buffalo Creek in the Beeman Hollow area. MCSO Deputies responded emergency to Buffalo Creek Road near Tiff City.
McDonald County Sheriff Rob Evenson says the homeowners returned home to find a man barricaded inside. After the burglar fired a shot at the homeowners, both homeowners, who were both armed, shot the burglar, one time in each thigh.
Evenson says the suspect, a 62-year-old male, is known by local law enforcement. He was transported to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.
Charges of 1st degree assault and armed criminal action are expected against the burglar; no charges are expected against the homeowners.