A burglary suspect is in a Wichita hospital after being shot in the middle of the night by a rural Sumner County homeowner.
Sumner County sheriff's Capt. Mike Yoder told The Wichita Eagle the 31-year-old suspect is expected to survive. He was in stable condition Thursday at Wesley Medical Center recovering from a gunshot wound in the torso.
Neither the suspect nor the Mulvane homeowner has been publicly identified.
Investigators say the homeowner awoke to noises around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and found a man in his garage apparently trying to steal his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
The homeowner reportedly told the man to freeze, but the burglar charged him and punched him in the jaw. The homeowner told investigators he then shot the man in the upper left torso.