BOZEMAN — A 74-year-old Bozeman man who was loading a gun while trying to scare off an intruder accidentally shot himself in the hand.
Police said Carl Craft was awakened just before 2 a.m. Friday by someone banging on the front door.
Craft said he yelled at the man to leave several times and said he was armed.
Court records say that Craft shot himself in the hand while loading his gun and then fired a warning shot through the door.
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The intruder broke out the window on a storm door before police arrived.
Officers arrested 23-year-old Orion Audisio Alonso on suspicion of trespassing, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Court records say Alonso appeared intoxicated and told investigators he believed he was at his own house.
Craft was taken to the hospital.