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A Zachary homeowner shot and critically injured naked man who forced his way into a home early Sunday morning, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. in the 22200 block of Sutter Lane in Zachary.

The homeowner told deputies that his dog started barking on the back porch, so he went outside to see what was happening. He found the man told him several times to back up.

The sheriff's office said the man didn't listen and forced his way into the home before the homeowner shot him. 

A sheriff's office spokesman said the unidentified man went to the hospital where he remained in critical but stable condition late Sunday afternoon. 

No charges have been filed, but investigators haven't been able to talk to the man because of his medical condition.