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Police: Intruder shot in face, neck after breaking into home, attacking homeowner with bat

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EDMOND, Okla. - Police in Edmond say they are investigating a violent home invasion early Tuesday morning.

Around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to a home in the 1700 block of Pebble Terrace on a home invasion.

It started when a homeowner Christopher Davis awoke to his dog barking.

When he went to check on the commotion, he found a masked man standing at the front door.

The alleged intruder forced his way inside the home.

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Kody Gallian's old mug shot photo, Courtesy: Oklahoma County Jail.

Authorities with the Edmond Police Department say the alleged suspect was Davis' former stepson, 29-year-old Kody Gallian.

"The suspect came in, had a baseball bat and hit the victim in the hand with a baseball bat," said Jenny Monroe, with the Edmond Police Department.

At that point, Davis was able to get away from Gallian and grabbed a gun.

Monroe says Davis fired three shots, shooting Gallian in the face and neck.

Monroe says the alleged suspect was able to run away from the home and the homeowner was not seriously injured.

"This is the first time to see the red and blues down this drive," said Zachary Pfeifer, a neighbor.

A short time later, police received a 911 call from a woman saying her boyfriend came home covered in blood.

"She just said he showed up at her house and had been shot. She didn't know what had happened, she needed police and medical at her apartment," Monroe said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police believe this was a targeted attack, but neighbors are still on-edge.

"Keep the doors locked," said Pfeifer.

Gallian is facing charges of 1st Degree Burglary and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

 

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