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Man charged after being shot with own gun during alleged burglary

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Cedar Rapids man went straight from the hospital to jail on Monday after being shot during an alleged burglary last month. 

The incident happened on June 21st at a home in the 400 block of Fairway Terrace SE, near the Cedar Rapids County Club. 

26-year-old Ethan Deyo was living in the home when the crime happened, police say he called them saying he shot a burglar inside his house. 

Police say 43-year-old Sherman Hopkins is charged with Kidnapping in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree and Burglary in the First Degree. 
According to the criminal complaint Deyo went into a bedroom to try and get away from Hopkins after he came into his house but he forced his way into the bedroom. 

The complaint goes on to say Hopkins ordered Deyo to log in to his computer and transfer a domain name to a third party, that's when Deyo grabbed the gun and a struggle began between the two. 

During the altercation the gun went off shooting Deyo in the foot, according to the complaint, that's when Deyo grabbed the gun and shot Hopkins twice before calling police. 

Today a "For Rent" sign sits in front of the home, the Cedar Rapids Country Club confirmed they own it and it's vacant at this time. 

Police say they believe the crime was targeted. 

Deyo is not facing any charges. 

A preliminary hearing is set on July 28th for Hopkins. 

 The Linn County courthouse confirms Hopkins was in court this morning for his initial appearance and is being held on a $75,000 cash only bond.

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