Castle Rock resident shoots wanted felon during break-in

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies said they arrested a man who broke into a Castle Rock home and got into a violent fight with a person inside.

Authorities in Cowlitz County got a 911 call just before 9 p.m. on Thursday about a break-in on Toutle Park Road.

The caller said the suspect was fighting with her husband and shots had been fired.

Deputies and Castle Rock police responded and had to use a taser to take the suspect into custody. They identified him as 27-year-old Joseph Wiegert.

Authorities said he was armed with a piece of pipe with a hooked end when he forced his way into the home. The homeowner tried to block his entrance and told him he would shoot if he didn’t stop. Deputies said Wiegert overpowered the homeowner, knocked him to the ground and got inside. That’s when the homeowner fired.

The suspect was shot in the shoulder during the struggle but is expected to recover.

The resident suffered minor injuries, deputies said.

Wiegert was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on charges of 1st-degree attempted murder, 1st-degree burglary and unlawful possession of a gun. He also had an outstanding felony warrant.

Suspected robber critically injured after being shot at Northland home, found on highway ramp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person has been critically injured Thursday afternoon in a Northland shooting that police say stemmed from an attempted robbery.

Police say victims of that attempted robbery, which took place near N.E. 119th and N. Campbell streets, defended themselves and shot the suspect.

Officers found the suspect who was shot on the ramp from southbound 169 Highway to westbound Highway 152. That person was taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.

Police said they don’t know if this was a random or targeted incident or if the suspect actually got into the Northland home. Officers said they believe there was more than one person involved in this incident. They are still investigating.