Police: Man shoots friend during what he thought was an attempted break-in at Springfield home

A man accidentally shot his friend during what he thought was an attempted break in at his Springfield home Monday.

David Alcorn, 25, was arrested on having weapons under disability and violation of a protection order, according to police.

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Officers were called to the 2800 block of Oletha Avenue around 2:03 a.m. on a shooting.

Alcorn told police that he was asleep on the floor when he heard someone banging on his front door, according to police.

“He state that he was scared that someone was trying to break into the house so he fired one round through the door with his 9mm handgun, striking the victim in the chest,” read a release from police.

Alcorn then realized the person knocking on the door was his friend.

He called 911 and the victim was taken to the hospital.

The victim is expected to survive.

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Police later determined that Alcorn was a fugitive wanted on a warrant out of Summit County and that he has a protection order that prevents him from owning a firearm.

Alcorn was taken to the Clark County Jail.

Additional charges are possible in the case.

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