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Interior Alaska homeowner confronts teen burglary suspect, fires shot

Alaska State Troopers say a homeowner confronted a teenage theft suspect and fired a shot when the young man came at him.

Troopers at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday took a call about a home invasion northwest of North Pole.

Troopers say 18-year-old Raymond Koonaloak of Utqiagvik climbed through a dog door into the home and stole gloves and a circular saw.

The homeowner, carrying a gun, confronted Koonaloak outside the home.

Troopers say Koonaloak charged toward the homeowner, who fired a shot. No one was injured.

Koonaloak was jailed on suspicion of burglary, theft and criminal trespass and scheduled for arraignment Monday.

Online court documents to not list his attorney.

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