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Intruder lands in ICU after shot by Leesburg homeowner

An intruder landed in the intensive care unit after he was shot by a Leesburg homeowner.

The burglary occurred at a home on Flora Lane View and involved two suspects, according to the Leesburg Police Department.

The 55-year-old burglar who was shot was transported to a local trauma center for treatment and the second suspect fled the area on foot. A perimeter was immediately established and a search was conducted with negative results. 

The suspect who got away is described as a white male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slim build. He was reported to be wearing a black hoodie and tan shorts when he fled on foot in a northerly direction.

The homeowner was uninjured during the incident and the case remains under investigation by Leesburg detectives.

If anyone has surveillance video or other information regarding this case, contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (352) 728-9862

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