Police: Canton Homeowner Shoots Intruder

CANTON (WWJ) – A Canton homeowner shot and injured an intruder who was attempting to break into his home Wednesday afternoon. It happened on Townsend Court near Ford and Ridge roads.

Police say the homeowner heard someone breaking into his home just before 1 p.m. so he got his gun and when he was confronted by the burglar, he fired. The suspect was shot in the leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The homeowner wasn’t physically hurt.

Canton police will forward a report to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office to determine if charges will be filed.

The case remains under investigation.

  • Jim

    I hope they mean the criminal, and not the home owner. His mistake was that it was not a head shot. I’m just sayin’!

  • Patroit 1030

    You are right. The homeowner’s rights are a concern here. Hopefully the police and prosecutors will not goafter the homeowner.

  • Russ

    Sorry but the state of Michigan has a ‘duty to retreat’ – in other words, run away screaming for help – even in one’s own house unless they believe they are about to be subject to death or great bodily harm. There is at least a chance the authorities there will decide that the homeowner should have run away instead of shooting the crook.

    Many states HAVE what is known as the ‘castle doctrine’, which means you are allowed to use force within your own home if you feel it is necessary – you do not have to run away. Many states also have ‘stand your ground’ laws so that in public places you can also defend yourself instead of running away. But not Michigan, so good luck to this guy… Michigan wants to keep criminals safe!

    • Rob

      You have old information… the laws changed in 2006

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