Police say a licensed handgun owner shot a man seen breaking into his car and making threats.
The shooting happened just before 11:00 on Tuesday morning at an apartment complex on Hackley on the west side.
Police say the man left his car unlocked while he went back into his apartment to get something he had forgotten. When he returned to his car, he found two men in the vehicle.
They got into an argument and the car’s owner pulled out a gun from his jacket, according to the police report. The man has a license to carry. The man told police one of the men breaking into his car began to walk away but started making threats, saying he knew where the other man lived and the car he drove.
The car’s owner then fired twice at the man making threats, hitting him in the calf. The two suspects took off on foot, but were caught by officers a short distance away.
The man who was shot was taken to the hospital and the other suspect was detained by police. No word on what charges they may face.