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Registered sex offender identified as person shot by 80-year-old homeowner

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Dennis Anderson. Source: Evansville Police Department Dennis Anderson. Source: Evansville Police Department

48-year-old Dennis Anderson has been identified as the man shot by an 80-year-old homeowner in Evansville.

Police say Anderson was on parole for theft. He is also listed as a lifetime registered sex offender. 

This began, for police, as a home invasion robbery. It ended when the victim shot the suspect.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Adams at 6:45pm after the homeowner called 911.

The 80-year-old victim told investigators that the suspect knocked on his door and asked for water.

Police say the suspect then forced his way into the house and assaulted the victim. The suspect then forced him into a bedroom and demanded money.

EPD says as the suspect began to look through the victim's belongings, he was able to retrieve a handgun that was kept in the bedroom for personal protection.

He told investigators he fired one shot and the suspect ran out of the house. He told officers he was not sure if he had shot the suspect or not.

EPD says while officers were on scene at the house, the suspect arrived at Deaconess with a gunshot wound. He was identified as the suspect from the robbery and assault.

Police say Anderson is in the hospital after undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

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