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Courtesy Tucson Police Department

A 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shot a man she says was trying to break into her house Thursday night, just hours after a burglary there, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department said.

The wounded man, 26, was in critical condition at a Tucson hospital Friday, said Carol A. Capas, a spokeswoman for the department.

Earlier Thursday, the woman had reported a burglary at her home in the 8000 block of Ramsey Road, south of Sierra Vista. She said a door was damaged and several items were taken from the house, Capas said in a news release.

About 11 p.m. she called the Sheriff’s Department saying she’d shot a man dressed in dark clothes as he was breaking into the house.

The incident remains under investigation.