Home invasion thwarted after shots fired

Home invasion thwarted after shots fired

A home invasion was thwarted when a man inside the house got his gun, chasing away the would-be invaders Thursday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Officers were called to a home invasion in the 1700 block of Breezewood Drive, near Vegas and North Torrey Pines drives, at 11:12 a.m., Metro Sgt. Steve Candelas said.

Two teenage boys entered a house that was open. They encountered a 73-year-old man who was inside the house with his cat and dog. One of the burglars fired one shot, missing the man, Candelas said.

The man went to get his gun and when the teens realized it, they ran from the home, firing rounds in the air, Candelas said. They fled in a silver or gray sedan.

While conducting the investigation, Candelas said that the same home had been burglarized Sept. 7 and that detectives would evaluate fingerprints to see if it was the same burglars.

Police initially thought the man had shot at the teens.