Indiana Man Shoots Burglar Then Catches Second Burglar 20 Minutes Later

An Indiana man reported that he fired at a suspected thief he encountered on his property in Indianapolis and later faced another intruder after he came back from the police station later that day.

Speaking to WTHR-TV, Alfred Burdine shared that while leaving for work around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, he stumbled upon a thief trying to make off with a generator from his Indianapolis property.

“When I came around, I could see more of him. So, I parked right there, and I got out the car, and he was happy with the generator, walking off that way, and then, I walked up behind him, and then, I circled around him after I got his attention,” Burdine said.

Burdine explained that he had his gun drawn when he confronted the thief.

“The possibility of him going violent at that time was pretty high. It’s 4:30 in the morning, nobody around. You’re bold enough to break into my garage, my house, you’re bold enough to do anything,” Burdine remarked.

When the man reached into his pockets as if he had a weapon, Burdine said he feared for his life and shot at him.

“I shot him in the leg to make him stop, and then, I made him lay on the ground until police came,” Burdine said.

Following the incident, Burdine went to the police station to be questioned.
Upon returning to his home, he encountered another intruder attempting a theft.


According to WTHR, law enforcement apprehended this second suspect as well.

“I don’t know what is going on. I think we just need more patrols because there are a lot of people with drug problems, and there is no treatment for them,” Burdine said.

“Since they closed Central State, where do these people have to go?” he continued. “You got people with mental problems; you got drug addicts. Where do you take these people, even if they wanted some help?”

Authorities identified one of the suspects as 30-year-old Alfie Steadmon, who faces charges including a level 5 felony for burglary and a level 6 felony for meth possession.