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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Suspect shot by McLoud homeowner remains hospitalized

  • A suspect who was shot in the stomach by a McLoud homeowner during an overnight burglary attempt last week remains hospitalized but has been upgraded to good condition.
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  • A suspect who was shot in the stomach by a McLoud homeowner during an overnight burglary attempt last week remains hospitalized but has been upgraded to good condition.
    McLoud Police Major Carol Pendley said the shooting incident occurred about 4:18 a.m. Jan. 24 at a home on the city's south side when the homeowner awoke to find a burglar coming through a door of his home.
    Pendley on Wednesday released the name of the burglary suspect who was shot in the incident. He's been identified as Zackary Allen Lang, 26, she said.
    Lang remained hospitalized as a patient Wednesday at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he was listed in good condition, a hospital representative said.
    The homeowner shot Lang during the burglary and immediately called police. Lang, reportedly wounded, fled the scene but arrived later at a Midwest City hospital with a gunshot wound, Pendley said, allegedly claiming he had been shot in Midwest City.
    Police there began investigating, Pendley said, with that investigation allegedly linking the shooting victim to the McLoud burglary case.
    The homeowner, who Pendley described as an "older gentleman," was extremely shaken up following the ordeal is and isn't expected to face any charges, she said, although an official ruling will be made by the district attorney. Pendley said police aren't releasing the homeowner's name.
    Pendley said they have turned over the case to the district attorney for consideration of formal burglary charges against Lang regarding this incident. If charges are filed, an arrest warrant would be issued, she said.
    According to online court records, Lang already has an outstanding felony warrant from Lincoln County in an case involving three counts of possession of a stolen vehicle.
    The bench warrant in that matter was issued Jan. 16 after Lang failed to appear for a court date on Jan. 15, the court records show.
    Watch for updates.
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