BENICIA (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.
The Oakland Tribune reports the man was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was later identified as 24-year-old True Hatch.
Hatch told police he believed he was at the right house in Benicia, a suburb northeast of San Francisco. They say he thought he had just locked himself out after a night of drinking.
But police say Hatch doesn’t live in the city.
Benicia police Lt. Mike Greene says the 66-year-old homeowner shot Hatch once in the torso early Wednesday.
Police are not pursuing criminal charges against the homeowner, who told officers he acted in self-defense.