Homeowner shoots, holds burglar at gunpoint for police

8:20 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Monday morning at 8:49 a.m., police received a call for a homeowner holding a man that broke into his home atgunpoint at 5767 Portage Avenue.

When police arrived, officers were met by the homeowner who was holding the suspect at gunpoint. The homeowner informed the officers that he shot the suspect and, upon checking the suspect, he was found to have gunshot wounds to his cheek and right arm.

EMS took the suspect to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is being treated for his injuries.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect broke into the victim's home, the victim confronted  the suspect and then the suspect tried to hit the victim with a lamp.

That's when the victim shot the suspect and called police.

The suspect will likely be charged with aggravated burglary.

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