TULSA - A midtown Tulsa man says he has no regrets about shooting a suspected burglar inside his home.
Charles Sweeny said Monday he went for a walk over the weekend and when he returned he immediately knew something was wrong.
"I saw the top dresser drawer was open," he said.
Sweeny said he immediately grabbed his gun before looking up and seeing a man in his bedroom doorway.
"He looked like he was going to jump out of his skin," Sweeny said.
Sweeny fired several rounds at the stranger before running out of his home and calling the police.
"I didn't even hesitate," he said. "I had the gun in my hand, flicked off the safety, got my finger on the trigger and I started shooting him in the chest."
Investigators are not releasing the man's name. They also say he will not be arrested or charged until he is discharged from the hospital.
As for Sweeny, he plans to act the same way if he finds another intruder in his home.
"I'm not going to talk to (the intruder)," he said. "I'm just going to start launching lead."
Sweeny also believes this should be a message for anyone thinking about breaking into someone else's home.
"There are well over 200 million guns in this country," he said. "You have a very good chance of getting shot."
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