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Man charged with burglary after being shot by homeowner

Richard Justin McNeely Richard Justin McNeely

KAU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - On the Big Island, a man has been charged with burglary and unauthorized entry after being shot by a homeowner on Thursday night.

Police say Richard Justin McNeely broke into the Ka'u home of John Fitzsimmons, who says he was in bed and being punched by McNeely.

The 34 year old then left the house. But when he tried to re-enter, Fitzsimmons shot McNeely in the leg.

He was treated, arrested and will make his first court appearance Monday.

Fitzsimmons was also arrested after the shooting, but was released pending investigation.

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