Police: Drunk man shot while entering wrong house

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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:39 PM

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an intoxicated man was shot by a suburban San Francisco homeowner after breaking into a house he thought was his own.

The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1z1eqOH) 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, California, a suburb north 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.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com