Fort Wayne Man Gets 30 Years For Shooting Homeowner During Robbery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting a man who interrupted him during a burglary.

Back in late April, 26 year old Talon Roper tried to break into a van at a home on Oakley Street south of Taylor. The homeowner apparently confronted Roper, which caused Roper to shoot him. 

The homeowner survived, but as in a coma for for a time and needed three surgeries to recover. The Journal-Gazette is reporting he's still not cleared by doctors to go back to work and can't lift his daughter. 

Roper was sentenced to 20 years for robbery resulting in serious injury and 10 years for using a gun in the commission of a crime. He'll serve the sentences back to back.