CA Resident is Shot by Armed Intruder, Manages to Return Fire and Stop the Threat
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|Incident at a Glance|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||Unknown|
A 56 year old Oakland, CA man was forced to defend himself last week when a younger, 23 year old man broke into his home.
The intruder, armed with a rifle, attempted to steal a cell phone in the home, but was confronted by the homeowner.
The intruder shot the homeowner in the shoulder following the confrontation.
However, the homeowner was able to gain access to a pistol and return fire, striking the suspect in the torso and stopping the threat.
Despite his wounds, the suspect was able to flee the home and get himself to a hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive.
He was arrested on suspicion of home invasion robbery and assault with a firearm.
The homeowner was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.
The incident occured around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 7, at the home in the 3100 block of Eastman Avenue near Brookdale Park in Oakland.