Man shot by homeowner charged with burglary

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The Pierce County prosecutor has filed a burglary charge against a 20-year-old man shot and wounded by a Tacoma homeowner last June 19.

Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Monday that Christopher Rhodes was lawfully shot.

Lindquist says the homeowner ignored knocking at his back door because he was not expecting anyone. Then he heard prying noises at a window so he armed himself with a shotgun and called 911. The prosecutor says the homeowner fired as an intruder entered through a window, hitting the man in the face.

Rhodes was arrested after he was released from a hospital.