Armed intruder shot by apartment resident taken to local hospital

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) An armed man who forced his way into an apartment early Friday in Waco was shot twice by a resident, police say.

The man was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, police said.

Officers responded just before 12:15 a.m. Friday to the Enclave at the Stadium apartments in the1600 block of South Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Investigators said residents of an apartment in the complex heard a knock on the door, just before midnight.

Not knowing who the person outside was, one of the residents grabbed his pistol, police said.

Minutes later, a second person came to the door and when residents opened it, the armed man forced his way inside where the resident with the pistol was sitting on the couch.

“The suspect swung the pistol at the resident several times before the now armed resident on the couch opened fire, striking the suspect twice,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said

Police said the resident was questioned and released.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

Hours earlier, police responded to a shooting in the 3400 block of Pewitt Drive, where a man was shot multiple times.