A man in Pinares de Curridabat tried to stop men from breaking into a parked car there and received a gunshot wound for his efforts.
The Judicial Investigating Organization identified the victim by the last name of Duarte. The man was admitted Tuesday night to Hospital Calderón Guardia. He suffered a bullet wound in the stomach.
Agents said that the man reported that when he confronted the thieves, one pulled a gun and fired. Then they fled.