Man found squatting in Wooster home shot by resident's fiancé

WOOSTER, Ohio - A man, who police say was squatting in a Wooster home, was shot Monday night by the resident's fiancé after he found him lurking inside the house.

The incident happened on Jan. 22 shortly before 6 p.m. on the 600 block of North Bever Street. The residence is just a few blocks south of the College of Wooster and Cornerstone Elementary School.

According to police, the resident was in the process of moving out and had not been home for several days. When the woman's fiancé returned to the house to pack up some of her belongings, he found an unknown person inside the home.

When the fiancé confronted the intruder, the squatter grabbed a bottle and struck the woman's fiancé on the head.

Police said the man pulled out a gun and shot the intruder. The wounded man was taken to Wooster Community Hospital and then transported to Akron City Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his hands and abdomen.  His condition is unknown at this time.

Authorities did not say if any charges relating to the incident would be filed.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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