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UPDATED at 11:30 a.m. with additional details from police.

ST. LOUIS • A homeowner in St. Louis shot a burglar in the leg early Thursday, police say.

The wounded burglar was stable at a hospital, police say, although a medical condition was unavailable.

At about 2:25 a.m. Thursday, the homeowner in the 2900 block of Iowa Avenue woke up after hearing his burglar alarm sounding. The homeowner, 33, saw lights on in his detached garage. He also saw that the garage door had been damaged.

He grabbed his gun and went to the garage, where he confronted a burglar, police say. He tried to hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived, but the burglar "advanced toward" the homeowner "in a threatening manner," police say.

The homeowner fired a shot into the air, but the burglar kept coming at him aggressively, police say.

The homeowner fired a second shot, this time at the burglar's leg.

Neither the homeowner nor a 42-year-old woman who was with him at the house was injured, police say.

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