Thursday, February 19, 2009

Springfield, Ohio Homeowner Shoots At Burglar

Springfield, Ohio

From the January 22, 2009 Springfield News-Sun:

SPRINGFIELD — Police are searching for a man who may have been shot while allegedly burglarizing a garage Wednesday night, Jan. 21.

A man from the 200 block of West Southern Avenue reported hearing a burglar in his garage over a baby monitor he had installed to listen for break-ins, according to a police report.

The man went outside with a handgun to investigate when the intruder lunged at him and the gun "went off," the victim told police.

The burglar shouted "I'm dead, I'm dead" before escaping on foot, according to the report.

Chief Stephen Moody of the Springfield Police Division said he could not confirm that the intruder had been wounded.

"We found evidence at the scene which led us to believe he had been hit by gunfire," the chief said.

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