Deputy Chief comments on attempted burglary where owner allegedly fired at suspects

Local News

An Erie homeowner allegedly shoots at a suspect attempting to burglarize his east Erie residence early this morning.  According to the police report, a homeowner in the 1100 block of East 25th Street heard a noise in his backyard around 1:45am and went outside armed with a shotgun.

The homeowner, first, seeing only one suspect in his backyard.  That suspect reportedly directed a second hidden suspect in the garage to shoot; that’s when the homeowner fired one shot.  

Deputy Chief Mike Nolan of the EPD says, “we don’t have any indication that they were armed but what the homeowner stated, he was in fear of death or bodily injury. According to what he said, it doesn’t seem unreasonable but we are still investigating”.

The two suspects fled the scene allegedly unharmed.  Police do not expect to file charges against the homeowner.

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