Man attempting to break into home shot in leg by homeowner

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A man who attempted to break into a house was shot by the homeowner in Birmingham Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect was seen breaking into the home when the homeowner saw him and told him to stop. The suspect didn’t comply and the homeowner shot him in the leg.

The suspect fled from the home on Avenue M to another home on the 1300 block of 60th Street, where he was found by police.

Police say he was taken to UAB Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Copyright 2014 WIT 42 News

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