Authorities are investigating an alleged vandalism and burglary that resulted in the suspect being shot when he tried to push his way into a home Monday night.
At around 10:30 p.m., a resident living in the 22000 block of Via Santa Maria was woken up by suspicious loud noises in front of his home. Believing someone was attempting to break into his vehicle, he grabbed a handgun and went to the front door to investigate.
The resident saw a man breaking the windows of a neighbor’s car and yelled at him to stop. The suspect ran at the resident and tried to push his way into the resident’s home, as the resident tried to close the door. The resident grabbed his gun and shot into the door. The bullet went through the door and injured the subject outside who ran to a nearby residence where he was detained and arrested by deputies a short time later. There were no other shots fired and no other injuries.
The man faces burglary and other related charges. Authorities believe he broke the windows of a vehicle parked on the street. The incident continues to be investigated.