Saginaw resident shoots, injures intruder during apparent robbery attempt

Published: May. 28, 2018 at 6:03 PM EDT
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(5/28/2018) - An alleged intruder is in jail after being shot during an apparent robbery attempt in Saginaw late Sunday.

The incident happened on Vermont Street on the city's west side around 11:45 p.m. Police say at least two people tried to break into the home and fired a gunshot into the house before the resident got out his own gun.

Neighbors heard some loud noises around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. At first, they thought it was fireworks, but it was much more serious than that.

Police dispatch audio recordings indicate someone tried to kick in a door at the house and shot through the door before a male resident inside returned fire.

One of the suspects was hit in the arm and checked himself into a hospital. Police then took him into custody.

"Too close for comfort," said Albert Bennett, who lives nearby the incident. "What would have happened if there would have been a big shooting? Who else would have got hurt? Some innocent people."

Police say only the suspect who was shot is in custody, but they are closing in on the second suspect. The suspects will face a variety of charges, including assault with intent to murder, when they are arraigned Tuesday.

"Before, you could leave your doors unlocked around here. Not anymore," said Dave Hebl, who also lives nearby.

Police are also looking into the possibility that the suspects may have robbed a home in a similar fashion a week or two ago.

"Anything they think has money in it -- and they need money for a fix -- they will go after it," Hebl said.

Bennett said the shooting makes him nervous, but he's prepared.

"If they get in my house, they aren't coming back out, I will guarantee you that," he said.

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