Church Caretaker in Ohio Shoots Burglar With Shotgun

August 22 2012
by GSL Staff
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According to, a caretaker was staying in the basement of the Santa Clara Apostolic Temple in Dayton, OH because of concerns over recent break ins. When the caretaker heard a window breaking, he was ready.

The caretaker was armed with a shotgun and fired a single shot at the alleged burglar as he entered the church. The suspect was struck once in the stomach and is being treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive.

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