Police: Man shot in face, hits home intruder with two-by-four

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 34-year-old man was shot in the face early Sunday morning during a home invasion on Detroit's east side, but managed to hit the suspect in the head with a two-by-four, Detroit police say.

Officers arrested the suspect as he was receiving medical attention at an area hospital.

The home invasion and shooting took place about 2:15 a.m. on the 13000 block of Tacoma, which is south of East State Fair and west of Schoenherr. 

Police say the victim was sitting in his living room when the suspect, a 51-year-old man, barged into the home and fired shots, one of which struck the victim in his face.

The victim was able to grab a piece of wood and hit the suspect in his head with it. 

The victim was taken to the hospital, where he's listed in temporary serious condition. 

The suspect ran out of the house, apparently dropping the gun in the process. Police recovered the weapon at the scene. A short time later, police caught up to the suspect at an area hospital and arrested him.