Man Charged for Shooting Home Intruder, Sun Says

A man who used a firearm to protect himself against three burglars in his New Brunswick home could face more prison time than the intruders, the Edmonton Sun said, citing a police report.

On Dec. 19 while trying to defend himself from the home invaders, at least one of whom was armed, Michael Woodard, 68, shot one of them in the leg after having been assaulted with a weapon, the Sun said on its website on Jan. 13.

He has been charged with “discharging a firearm with intent and discharging a firearm in a reckless manner,” the newspaper said.

Two of the intruders were charged, and one is to appear in court on Feb. 3, according to the police report.

The charges against Woodard could result in the longest prison sentence, the Sun said.

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