Police: Homeowner shoots break-in intruder, 16

The Detroit News

Detroit Police are investigating a shooting early Friday morning involving a CPL-licensed homeowner who shot a 16-year-old juvenile following a break-in to his property.

Police said the unidentified 46-year-man received a “telephonic” message that the residence he owned was being burglarized in the 2900 block of Lakewood. He engaged the two suspects after one pointed a gun at the homeowner, and he shot the 16-year-old in the groin, right arm and back.

The juvenile remains in critical condition at an unidentified hospital. Police said a handgun was recovered at the scene, and the homeowner is cooperating with authorities.

Another black male, who was wearing all black with no other description, escaped from the scene on foot.