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Iowa home owner defends family, shoots intruder multiple times; suspect lives

PERRY, IOWA – An Iowa home owner defended family lat Sunday night, shooting an intruder at their home multiple times.

At approximately 10:48 PM on March 20, 2022, the Perry, Iowa police department transferred a 911 call to Dallas county dispatch in regards to a shooting that had just occurred at 19408 123rd Place in rural Perry. Dallas County Deputies and Perry Police Officers responded to the scene and located one male subject with multiple gun shot wounds. The male was later identified as 22-year-old Hunter Keasey of Dallas Center, Iowa.

It was quickly determined that Keasey was actively trying to break into the residence when the home owner defended his family and fired multiple rounds at Keasey. Keasey was airlifted to Methodist Hospital for his injuries. His injuries are non-life threatening and he was later released.

The residents at 19408 123rd Place are cooperating with the investigation and made the initial 911 phone call. There is no relationship between Keasey and the residents of this address.

Keasey is in the custody of the Dallas County Jail and has been arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, and Simple Assault.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Perry Police Department, Dallas County EMS, and the Dallas County Attorney’s Office.

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