Suspect fires shots at KC homeowner who walks in during burglary

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are searching for a burglary suspect who fired shots at a homeowner before fleeing the home Friday morning.

It happened near East 55th and Booth Avenue around 9:45 a.m.

According to police, neighbors were calling 911 to report a burglary in progress when the homeowners walked in and realized their home had been ransacked.

As the homeowners looked through the home to determine what had happened, the one went into the bedroom where he came in contact with the suspect.

Police say the suspect fired two shots at the man before fleeing through a nearby window.

Police did not release a suspect description, but did say they believe the suspect used a landscaping brick to break a kitchen window and crawl in. Although the home had an alarm system, it only had door sensors, so it did not detect the window breaking. Police say a simple solution to early detection of these types of crimes is for homeowners to install window break detectors.

Everyone including the family's dog is physically okay. The husband and wife did tell FOX 4 they are shaken but realize this could have been much worse.

Police could be seen at a home near 55th and Booth Friday after someone reportedly fired shots during a home invasion Friday, June 23.