Gardnerville man shot by homeowner during attempted home invasion in Douglas County

A Gardnerville man is dead after being shot during an attempted home invasion in Douglas County on Saturday night.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Bumblebee Dr. shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. When police arrived on scene, the found 36-year-old Josuha McCarthy dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Undersheriff Ron Elges says the homeowner and McCarthy were involved in a fight before the attempted home invasion. Police say McCarthy was not known to the homeowner.

Witnesses say there was an initial physical confrontation between McCarthy and another citizen at a separate residence before the shooting. Witnesses also say McCarthy had been drinking heavily prior to both incidents.

Indy homeowner shoots and critically injures intruder

INDIANAPOLIS — A homeowner opened fire on a man police say was trying to break into his home early Tuesday morning.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the home in the 800 block of Lawrence Street around 3 a.m. for a report of a person who had been shot.

Arriving officers located a man suffering from at least a single gunshot wound at the scene. That man was taken to the Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

Detectives at the scene say two people were inside the home when they heard someone trying to break in through the rear entrance. The homeowner opened fire, striking the suspected intruder at least once.

The man’s identity has not been released.