LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Lexington Police Department was dispatched to a reported burglary in progress in the 800 block of Whitley Avenue at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The property owner found someone squatting in their vacant home. The alleged squatter, an adult male, attempted to flee from the property on foot with the property owner in pursuit.

According to the Lexington Police Department, during the chase, the property owner’s gun fell, hit the ground, and was discharged.

The squatter was apprehended by the property owner until the police arrived. He received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Lexington police confirmed the squatter’s injuries were not caused by the discharged gunshot.