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Suspected burglar shot by homeowner while attempting to break into Southwest Bakersfield home

Posted at 7:30 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 18:48:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A suspected burglar was shot by a homeowner Sunday night while in the midst of breaking into a Southwest Bakersfield residence, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

According to BPD, the suspect and the homeowner had some relation to each other, but they did not specify.

BPD said officers responded to reports of a burglary in-process at the 2300 block of Mirto Court Sunday around 6 p.m. When they arrived, the homeowner reported someone attempting to force entry into the residence. The homeowner reported he armed himself with a handgun and fired at the suspect.

The suspect sustained multiple gunshots and was admitted to the hospital with moderate, but non-life-threatening injuries. BPD said the suspect is in stable condition.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at (661) 327-7111.