Man Fires Gun Through Front Door After Warning Burglar

A homeowner fired his gun through his front door after hearing someone trying to break-in.

Beaufort police say it happened just before midnight at a home on Highway 101. Stephen Dudley, Jr. told officers after hearing that someone was trying to break in he got his gun. The homeowner says he fired after announcing that he would shoot if they did not stop.

Officers searched and found Adam Costa at a nearby convenience store on a bicycle. Police learned that the homeowner's truck had been broken into and a disposable camera was taken. A disposable camera was found when police arrested Costa.

A search of Costa's home netted police evidence from several other breaking and enterings. Costa was not injured and is being held on a $50,000 secured bond.


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