A man was shot and pistol whipped after two men broke into his home Monday night in Des Moines.

Police said it happened around 11 p.m. in the 1300 block of S. 251st Street.

Officers said a man and woman were inside the home when two armed men broke in. The man in the home got into a scuffle with one of the intruders and was shot in the stomach and pistol whipped.

The two armed men got away. One of them was described as white, in his late 20s with a shaved head or close cut hair and a red, scruffy unshaven face. There was no description of the second suspect.

The man who was shot was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The woman was not hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Des Moines Police at (206) 878-3301.

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