Man shot trying to stop car break-in in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said a person trying to break into a car shot the owner of the car early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 500 block of Michael Irvin Dr. in Denbigh.

The 36-year-old owner of the car told officers he saw someone in a red hoodie attempting to break into his car. He confronted him, and the person shot the owner.

Medics took the owner of the car to the hospital. He should recover.

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