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Police say they've arrested Louisville man shot during burglary

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Derrick Weaver (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Derrick Weaver (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they have arrested a man who was shot as he and two others tried to burglarize a home in east Louisville.

Derrick Weaver, 23, is charged with first degree burglary, according to an arrest report. He was arrested Friday afternoon, and is expected to face a judge for arraignment Monday morning.

The alleged incident took place at approximately 10 a.m. Friday at a home on Colson Dr., near the intersection of Manner Dale Dr. and Breckenridge Lane.

Police say three black males who appeared to be in their 20s -- one of whom was Weaver --kicked in the door of a home at that location.

Authorities say a 20-year-old man was inside the home caring for his mother.

"This 20-year-old was able to gain a firearm. He did discharge that firearm at these three individuals, and he believed he struck one of those individuals," said Sgt. Robert Biven with Louisville Metro Police.

Weaver was shot at least twice, according to police. A short time later, police say Weaver arrived in a vehicle at the Marathon gas station at the corner of Breckenridge Lane and Landside Drive, near where the attempted home invasion took place.

It is not clear if Weaver drove himself to that location.

Police say Weaver initially told people at the gas station that he was the victim of a robbery, that he had been shot, and that he needed medical treatment.

But police say that after speaking with witnesses, they believe the first of those three claims was false.

Weaver received serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, Biven said.

"He will have forthcoming charges once the detectives do some further investigations. We are also looking for two additional people," said Sgt. Biven.

Police say the Commonwealth Attorney's Office is going to review the facts of the case to determine if the shooting was justified.

Based on the current information authorities have, Biven said the suspects and the victim were complete strangers.

The two remaining suspects are still at large, according to Biven.

Neighbors say they were concerned after hearing gunshots. As police continue to search for those responsible, neighbors are keeping an eye on one another.

"If you see cars, or delivery vans, or things unmarked or out of place, it's always a good idea to alert each other or at least have your eyes open," said a neighbor who did not want his identity released.

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