Pennsylvania Home Invasion Victim Shoots Would-Be Robber In Groin Area
A 31-year-old man was shot during a home invasion robbery attempt in New Milford Township in Pennsylvania.
State police say three suspects arrived at the home of 69-year-old David Braman at about 7:40 p.m. The suspects, Francois Muchanic, 31, of Susquehanna, Dylan Brewer 20, of New Milford and Evan Hess, 20, of Forest City were driven to the residence by Muchanic's girlfriend, Erica Major, 30, of Susquehanna, WBNG reports.
Muchanic knocked on Braman’s door wearing a ski mask, telling the victim that he needed to use his phone because he was having car problems. Braman came to the door with a loaded 357 Smith and Wesson revolver.
He then realized Muchanic was wearing a mask and tried to close the door. Muchanic then forced his way in and started physically assaulting the man and knocked him to the ground.
Braman fired three shots at Muchanic, hitting him once in the groin.
Police say Muchanic fled the residence and fell to the ground. Brewer and Hess left him and fled the scene on foot. Major then picked Muchanic up and drove off in her vehicle.
A short time after the home invasion, Major contacted the Susquehanna County 911 Communication Center to report that her boyfriend had been shot in the groin when he stepped out of the vehicle, assisting a disabled motorist on I-81 North in Great Bend Twp.
According to The Scranton Times Tribune, Major then drove north on I-81 to a rest area just over the state line where Muchanic was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y. He was listed in critical condition. Police charged him with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault burglary and criminal conspiracy.
Major was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.
Brewer and Hess have been charged with criminal attempted theft and conspiracy to commit robbery, WNBF reports.
Major and Brewer were sent to Susquehanna County Prison on $100,000 and $50,000 bail, respectively. Both have a preliminary hearing set for Monday.