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Drunk Intruder Shot by Tenant's Son

Drunk Intruder Shot by Tenant's Son

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(KSL News) -- A man who kicked down a door in a Salt Lake City apartment unit early this morning is now on life support after being shot by the tenant's son.

Drunk Intruder Shot by Tenant's Son

Police told us Rudy Vigil had too much to drink, barged into the apartment at around one this morning and started attacking a man inside.

Police have identified the intruder as Rudy Vigil, who we found has a criminal history.

The man's son grabbed a gun and shot Vigil several times. Police have not charged the son. They say he acted in self defense.

We talked to the 55-year-old victim. He told us if his son wasn't there, he probably wouldn't be alive.

The son told us that he's very concerned for the well-being for the person who was shot, but felt he had no other option to stay safe.

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