West Chester, OH – Two people were hospitalized after a failed home invasion attempt in Ohio early on Saturday morning that ended after one of the homeowners shot the intruder who had broken in.
West Chester Township Public Information Officer Barb Wilson said the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. on May 28 in the 7100-block of Timber Rail Court near West Chester Road, WXIX reported.
Wilson said the homeowners were familiar with the individual who broke into their home.
She said the intruder began assaulting the homeowners once he got into the house, WXIX reported.
Then the intruder dragged one of the homeowners out of the house, according to police.
That was when the other homeowner went and got a gun and opened fire on the suspect, WXIX reported.
Neighbors called 911 and reported hearing gunshots fired nearby.
One caller told the dispatcher that they heard several people screaming outside and then three-to-four gunshots, WXIX reported.
The dispatcher told responding officers that the caller had reported hearing somebody yell “no, no, no” before the gunfire started.
“Advising person has been shot,” the dispatcher said in an audio recording of the 911 call that was released by authorities.
“[Caller] stating that a 20-year-old male broke into the caller’s residence, shot him,” the dispatcher advised responding officers.
Police arrived on the scene and secured the injured suspect.
He was transported to the hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound, according to WXIX.
No information about the suspect’s medical condition has yet been released.
One of the homeowners was also taken to the hospital for treatment of a laceration sustained during the home invasion attempt, WXIX reported.
The incident remains under investigation but so far, no charges have been filed against the homeowners, according to FOX News.
The home invasion occurred just days after an armed woman fatally shot an active shooter who had opened fire on a graduation party across the state line in West Virginia.