Michigan Man Shoots Intruder During Second Burglary Attempt

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A Michigan man was able to wound a man he suspected broke into his grandmother’s home when the thief decided to return to the scene of the crime. The 49-year-old grandson, whose name has not been released, became aware that something was wrong at his grandmother’s house when the monitor he uses to check on her while at his own home became disconnected.

He headed over to her house and discovered that she had been burglarized. Apparently the 98-year-old woman didn’t notice because of her poor eyesight and hearing. The burglar(s) had forced their way into the home through the backdoor and made off with a laptop and an ATV. The grandson contacted the police about the theft.

The grandson decided to stay at the house and grabbed his rifle for added security. Sometime in the early morning, he heard scuffling outside the house and what sounded like someone trying to force their way in. The grandson noticed a car in the driveway and went out to investigate.

As he attempted to record the car’s license plate, the man behind the wheel of the car tried to run over the grandson. In response, the grandson fired shots. He then called police and reported the incident, The Blaze reported.

The 48-year-old suspect drove himself to a local hospital and is being treated for bird-shot wounds. Police learned that he was on the run for violating parole.

Sgt. Greg Klecker said he anticipates the subject will face charges of first-degree home invasion and that investigators will "review the timeline of events" to determine if charges will be filed against the grandson.  

Sources: The Blaze,  MLive