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Oct 20, 2013 11:35 AM by Scott Oathout

Homeowner shoots at man in Saddlebrooke

SADDLEBROOKE, Ariz.- Pinal County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in Saddlebrooke early Saturday morning, after a homeowner fired a warning shot at a man he found in bed with his wife.

According to PCSD spokesman Tim Gaffney, a homeowner in the 38000 block of South Apache Peak Drive awoke around 1 a.m. Saturday to find his wife out of their bed.

The 68-year-old man went out back to their guest where he found his wife, 63, in bed with 22-year-old Stephen Trevor Chapman.

Gaffney says the homeowner told Chapman to leave the guest house, but Chapman became verbally abusive.

While the homeowner was calling police, he retrieved his gun for more protection.

The homeowner told police Chapman came towards him in a threatening manner and he fired a warning shot out of fear.

Chapman was injured after the bullet struck a nearby wall. Chapman refused medical treatment before being booked into jail on one count of Disorderly Conduct.

Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu said this was an unusual case.

"This was an unusual call for our deputies in an active senior community. Clearly, this young man should have heeded the warnings of the home owner to leave his residence and to stop sleeping with his wife. The young man is lucky that he only got poked with a cane and hit with a stray pellet from the shotgun," Babeu said.

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