BRIDGMAN — A man who was shot while allegedly breaking into a house in Bridgman last month in what police called a “domestic altercation” has been charged with home invasion.

Bridgman Police Chief Daniel Unruh said Christopher David Betts, 33, of Bridg­man, is charged with first-degree home invasion and was arraigned Thursday by Berrien County Trial Court Judge Gordon Hosbein. Betts was released after posting $2,000 on a $20,000/10 percent bond.

Unruh said the homeowner who shot Betts will not be charged. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic has been review­ing the unusual case since it happened July 30.

Police said they were called around mid­night that day to a house in the 9700 block of Evergreen Drive on a report of a home invasion and shooting. Upon arrival, po­lice found Betts, who they say was report­edly shot by the homeowner after punch­ing the homeowner in the head. Police said the gun went off during a struggle and the intruder, Betts, was shot in the leg. Betts’ wife was inside the house and was not in­jured, police said.

Unruh said the homeowner, a 34-year­old acquaintance of Betts’, had minor bruises from the altercation but declined medical attention.

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