The Missoula County attorney says charges have been filed against a 22-year-old man who was shot in the stomach during a home invasion.
County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg tells KECI-TV that Dillon Torey Franklin faces charges of felony burglary, criminal mischief, criminal trespass to vehicles and disorderly conduct.
Police say a 77-year-old man was awakened by the sound of breaking glass at about 2 a.m. Sunday and found someone entering his house. The man told police he warned the intruder that he had a gun and to leave. When the man didn't leave, the homeowner shot him.
Van Valkenburg said the homeowner will not be charged. Under Montana law, people have the right to protect their homes using any means necessary.
Franklin will appear in court when he is released from the hospital.