Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar

A man was trying to steal a radiator and scraps of metal when the homeowner shot him in the leg.

By Alise Blunk
|  Monday, Nov 14, 2011  |  Updated 12:58 PM CDT
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Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar

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Police are questioning a homeowner who shot and wounded a suspected burglar Monday morning in a South Chicago neighborhood.

The man was allegedly attempting to steal a radiator and other scrap metal from the homeowner's backyard, when the homeowner shot him in the leg, police told the Chicago Tribune.

The homeowner shot the man with a .22 caliber rifle, police told local reports, and the homeowner is not expected to face charges as he does have a valid Firearm Owners Identification Card.

Police found the suspect on the ground near 91st Street and Commercial Avenue shot at 1:45 a.m. with a wound on his upper left leg, Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak told the Tribune.

The suspect is in stable condition and has been taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said.

Charges have not been filed as of Monday morning, and police are continuing to investigate. 

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