BAY CITY, MI — Police are investigating the shooting of a suspected burglar in Bay County.
About 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, Michigan State Police troopers and Bay County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting scene at a house in the 5100 block of Baxman Road in Monitor Township. They arrived to find a resident had shot a 26-year-old man in his abdomen, said MSP Special 1st Lt. David Kaiser.
Police determined the wounded man had entered the home through a window he had broken, Kaiser said.
The wounded man was taken via ambulance to an area hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
The resident was not arrested or issued a citation, Kaiser said.
Kaiser did not know if the burglar and resident knew each other prior to the incident.
A man suspected of breaking into a house in Lake Elsinore [California] on Monday night was shot and injured by the homeowner, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.
Deputies responded to the 18000 block of Carmela Court at around 11:30 p.m. after getting reports of gunshots in the area, authorities said. On arrival, they found a man in the street with multiple gunshot wounds.
That man was identified as Rodney Ortiz Jr, 39, of Banning. Ortiz was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.
The Sheriff’s Department said a homeowner in the area reported that Ortiz forced his way into the homeowner’s residence. Ortiz was confronted by the homeowner, who had a handgun.
“The homeowner, fearing for his safety, fired at Ortiz, who took off running and collapsed in the street in front of the residence,” officials said.
Ortiz was involved in two other vehicle burglaries in the area prior to Monday night’s burglary, the Sheriff’s Department said.