A Modesto woman walked into her home this morning to find a suspected burglar and fired her gun at him before he fled the scene, authorities said.
Modesto police received a call at 11:21 a.m. of a possible burglary in process on Kingfield Drive, which is northeast of the intersection of East Orangeburg and Sunrise avenues.
"A female in her 40s came home to her residence and interrupted a burglary in process," said Sgt. Rick Armendariz, a police spokesman. "She was able to arm herself and when she confronted the suspect, she feared for her safety."
Armendariz said she fired one shot, and there was no indication the suspect was hit.
He then fled the scene.
The suspect was described as white, in his 20s with long blond hair, a blue hoodie, blue jeans and carrying a duffle bag.