Burglary Suspect Caught After Attempted Robbery
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Did the neighbor have the right to chase after the guy and start shooting? Did the neighbor see the guy committing the crime, or was it a "Hey, stop that guy" scenario?
A man reportedly burglarizing an apartment Thursday morning in an area off Battlefield Road was captured after being shot at by a resident and chased down by a police dog and several law enforcement officials, according to Capt. Randy Gibson of the Greene County Sheriff's Department.
Two officers and the suspect suffered minor injuries during the chase that traversed across barbed-wire fences, Gibson said.
The incident began around 10:30 a.m. at the Valley apartments just off West Battlefield when someone staying home sick awoke to the sound of a window being pried open in another room, according to Gibson.
The suspect fled back out the window after the resident saw him, according to Gibson.
A neighbor then apparently went after the suspect, firing shots at him, Gibson said.
No one was hurt from the gunshots.
"There was a lot of chaos and commotion."
The Greene County Sheriff's Department, the Springfield Police Department and the Battlefield Police Department responded to the scene and a K-9 unit was deployed to track the suspect, Gibson said.
The suspect led the officers on a short foot pursuit and was taken into custody several blocks away in the vicinity of the West Bypass/West Battlefield area, Gibson said.
Gibson said he expects burglary charges to be filed against the suspect this morning.
Doesn't seem too smart on the neighbor's part if you ask me.