A Rhode Island man accused of forcing his way into a Sidney home on Sunday night remained hospitalized Wednesday after being shot in the chest by the homeowner’s son.

The medical condition of Dreaquan Foster, 21, was not immediately available, but Kennebec County Sheriff Ken Mason said Wednesday that Foster is under 24-hour guard in the intensive care unit of MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Foster does not pose a threat to the public, Mason said, and he will be charged upon his release from MaineGeneral.

Police say Foster was shot after he knocked on the door of a Lyons Road home Sunday evening, asking to use the phone. He pushed his way into the home after being told to leave by 84-year-old Audrey Hewett. Hewett fled to her bedroom and called her son, Eric Hewett, 47, who was at his home next door.

After fighting with Foster, Eric Hewett shot the Rhode Island man in the chest with his handgun, Mason said in a news release Monday.

Eric Hewett suffered a head injury during the fight, and both men were taken to the hospital. Audrey Hewett was not injured.

Eric Hewett wasn’t available for comment Wednesday, after being discharged from Maine Medical Center in Portland. He is expected to recover, his wife, Patty Hewett, said in an email.

Law enforcement officials arrived at the ranch-style home shortly after 7 p.m. and remained there for about 12 hours. Not long after they left, neighbor Bob Stewart returned home after a night away to find a package delivered to him by Amazon had been tampered with.

Lyons Road is in a rural area off Interstate 95 in Sidney, just north of Augusta.

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