LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Boulder City homeowner fired shots at an intruder who crawled through a doggie door and was trying to hide from police on Saturday morning.

Police said the suspect wasn’t hit by gunfire and was eventually taken into custody after a pursuit through several backyards in the neighborhood near 5th Street and Avenue I.

The homeowner was not identified and will not face charges because he acted in self-defense, police said.

Boulder City police identified the suspect Monday as Brandon Wunsche and said he had multiple warrants for his arrest. He faces a total of 14 charges in a string of incidents Saturday morning, including evading officers and hit-and-run related to a crash that happened before he went inside the house.

The incident followed an encounter with police at around 9 a.m. in a parking lot at Boulder City Parkway and Buchanan Boulevard. A call to police indicated the man was in the driver’s seat of a car with his eyes closed, sweating profusely. When officers approached, he was uncooperative.

After refusing to roll down his window, unlock the vehicle or get out of the vehicle, he drove away.

Boulder City Police tried to follow the car, but lost sight of it. The car was located soon after at the corner of 5th and Avenue I, where it had been abandoned after crashing into another vehicle. No one was injured in the crash.

As officers searched the area, they heard the gunshots fired by the homeowner and responded to the scene on Northridge Drive.

As they approached, they saw the suspect again and pursued him through several backyards, eventually catching up to him in a desert area behind the houses.

The Boulder City Police Department on Monday listed the charges filed against Wunsche:

  • Duty to stop at scene of accident (hit and run)
  • Driver disobey peace officer, endangering other persons or property (evading)
  • Disregard for safety of persons or property
  • Resisting a public officer
  • Failure to render aid at a vehicle accident
  • Parking in an alley
  • Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
  • Basic speed endangering life
  • Trespassing (3 counts)
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Failure to give information at an accident scene
  • Driving with license revoked for DUI