Homeowner Dies After Shooting Suspected Thief
Homeowner diesafter shootingsuspected thief - MLive.com
KALAMAZOO -- A homeowner died early Sunday after struggling with and shooting a man he caught breaking into his car in the Milwood neighborhood, police said Monday.
The 64-year-old, whose name was not released, suffered a massive heart attack after the incident, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The suspect in the car break-in, a 38-year-old Kalamazoo man, was admitted to a local hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, a news release said. He was in stable condition this morning, Capt. Jim Mallery said. As of this morning, he had not been arrested.
Public-safety officers went to the house in the 1300 block of Homecrest Avenue at about 4:05 a.m. Sunday after receiving a report that a person was being detained after a homeowner found him breaking into his vehicle. Police said the suspect was shot after a ``physical struggle'' in the driveway.
Mallery declined Monday to say whether detectives had recovered a weapon in their investigation. He said investigators plan to submit their investigation to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office for review no later than Wednesday afternoon.