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Intruder shot after breaking into Lincoln Park home

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A 30-year-old Lincoln Park woman awoke to find a burglar in her home early Wednesday and shot her in the leg when she refused to leave, police said.

The shooting in the 500 block of Drew View Lane was reported at 2:38 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.

Detectives say the woman was asleep in her home, when the burglar alarm went off, waking her and her roommate. She then discovered a 34-year-old woman inside her home trying to shut off the alarm. After the victim told the suspect to get out of her house, the woman became verbally abusive and threatened the homeowner. The woman armed herself with a handgun from the master bedroom and tried to force the suspect to leave.

"Fearing for her safety, the victim fired a round at the suspect, hitting her in the leg," he said. "The suspect ran out of the house and collapsed on a lawn a few houses to the north."

"The first officer found a blood trail coming from the front door of the house and leading up the sidewalk leading northbound approximately five houses north," continued Lt. Paul Connelly with the San Diego Police Department.

Neighbors say the intruder possibly lived in a transitional home on the same street for people battling mental and drug problems.

Christopher Weaver says he lives in the same home as the intruder and that he's been attacked by the suspect.

"I can only judge her from what I've seen and she's been erratic and unstable,” said Weaver.

The suspect was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment and according to authorities is expected to survive.

Police are investigating the shooting and haven't determined yet if charges will be filed.

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