Casey resident shoots intruder

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A resident of a home outside of Casey shot and injured an intruder at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday after an abandoned stolen car was found in the Interstate 80 median near a rest area east of Adair.

The suspect, who was not identified in an Adair County Sheriff Office report, was airlifted to a Des Moines hospital with multiple gun shot wounds.

The Casey home resident was awoken by noises which included breaking glass. The resident continued to hear noises before he confronted the suspect. The suspect attempted to enter the house before the resident started shooting. The resident then called 911. The resident was not identified in the report.

At 3:18 a.m. Adair County Communications Center received a call about a vehicle in the I-80 median east of Adair. An Adair County Sheriff Deputy responded and determined the car, which had been wrecked, was reported stolen in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Stuart Police Department and its K9 unit were contacted to assist in locating whoever had driven the car.

Officers searching for the suspect responded to the call made by the Casey home resident for first aid to the suspect. Adair Rescue and the Adair County Ambulance were called to the scene for additional medical aid before the suspect was airlifted to Des Moines.

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to assist with the investigation. Law enforcement agencies say there is no evidence to show a continuing threat to the public because of this incident.

Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Stuart Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Adair Fire and Rescue and the Adair County Ambulance were involved.