Home invasion ends with burglar being treated for gunshot wounds
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -
Buena Vista Township Police said a 48-year-old Saginaw man is being treated for gunshot wounds sustained in an early Sunday morning confrontation during a robbery attempt.
Officers were dispatched to 2600 N. Outer just after 4 a.m. for a report of a burglary attempt in-progress.
The caller identified himself as the 49-year-old grandson and caregiver of the 98-year-old homeowner and told authorities he had an armed confrontation with the man who he believed had returned for a second time after burglarizing the residence a few hours prior.
Buena Vista Police said they had taken a burglary complaint earlier that night when the elderly woman was home alone. Police said thieves forced the back door of the home and stole a laptop computer and an ATV from the garage. The computer was equipped with an active real-time software application that was being used by the grandson to monitor the woman's well being in his absence.
After seeing online that the monitor had been disconnected, the caregiver went to check on his grandmother and discovered the burglary. Authorities said the woman, who cannot hear or see very well, was most likely unaware of the break in.
Police said the grandson chose to stay with her that night and told police he retrieved a rifle for security. At 4 a.m. he stated had a loud knock at the back door, a brief pause, followed by a dramatic forced entry from an intruder though the side door of the home.
The man told police he picked up his rifle and took a shot at the intruder but missed. The man said he looked out and saw a car in the driveway occupied by a female in the passenger seat. He stated that while attempting to get the license plate number, the driver, who was also the suspected intruder, attempted to hit him with the car, so he fired more shots.
Police said the suspect, who was struck this time, managed to get away and drove to an area hospital.
Investigators tell WNEM.com that the suspect is a fugitive parole absconder.
The incident remains under investigation and police are having the incident reviewed by the Saginaw County prosecutor.
Copyright 2013 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Would you use lethal force on someone who invaded your home?
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:
Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:55 GMT
Two Roseburg parents who took their 2-year-old to the emergency room because she was acting abnormally have been arrested after tests showed methamphetamine in her system. Sheriff's Office spokesmanMore >
Two Roseburg parents who took their 2-year-old to the emergency room because she was acting abnormally have been arrested after tests showed methamphetamine in her system.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:11:21 GMT
A man and his girlfriend are on the run after deputies said he crashed a stolen car and she helped him get away. Marion County deputies were called to the 4500 block of Harlan Drive Northeast in SalemMore >
A man and his girlfriend are on the run after deputies said he crashed a stolen car in a Salem neighborhood and she helped him get away.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:32:57 GMT
Two days after a Forest Grove couple found a scrapbook full of old photos in a laundry room wall, FOX 12 viewers helped track down the scrapbook's owner hundreds of miles away. Avamarie Cowles said sheMore >
Mystery solved: A scrapbook found in a laundry room wall at a Forest Grove home belongs to a 76-year-old woman who lives 260 miles away.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:00:22 GMT
A Portland city employee is accused of accepting cash for tipping off a tow truck driver about abandoned vehicles as part of a major auto theft investigation. Barbara Peterson, 53, was arrested WednesdayMore >
A Portland city employee is accused of accepting cash for tipping off a tow truck driver about abandoned vehicles as part of a major auto theft investigation.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:09:27 GMT
A former UFC fighter who ran a jiu-jitsu academy in Clackamas and served prison time for attempted sex abuse of an underage girl has been deported to Brazil by immigration officials. Hermes Franca De Barros,More >
A former UFC fighter who ran a jiu-jitsu academy in Clackamas and served prison time for attempted sex abuse of an underage girl has been deported to Brazil by immigration officialsMore >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:53:33 GMT
Ranchers in Southern Oregon have legally killed a 490-pound black bear after one of their cows was killed by the bear.The Herald and News reports that field biologists say the male bear weighed 490 pounds,More >
Ranchers in Southern Oregon have legally killed a 490-pound black bear after one of their cows was killed by the bear.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:39:28 GMT
Interstate 5 northbound is closed at Southwest Haines Street in Portland because a truck is too tall for an overpass.The truck driver must turn around and exit the freeway, so ODOT crews closed the freewayMore >
There was no damage to the overpass because the driver stopped before reaching it.More >
Thursday, April 24 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:24:35 GMT
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the...More >
LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks.More >