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Partially blind man shoots home intruder in buttocks

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in the buttocks (WCSO)
Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in the buttocks (WCSO)
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FRANKLIN, Ohio (WKRC) - A burglary attempt sent a man first to the hospital and then to jail in Franklin early Wednesday morning.

Police say they were called to a home on Park Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. after a homeowner said he shot at a burglar.

“I got a shot off him. He was coming right towards me,” the victim told 911 dispatchers.

The victim’s nephew tells Local 12 that his uncle is partially blind and had just gotten home from the hospital Tuesday evening.

“I don’t know if it hit him or not,” the victim told dispatchers.

Police, with the assistance of a K-9, followed a trail of blood down an alleyway and found Jeffery Carl, 36, hiding in a shed around the corner.

That shed is owned by Joe Lewis, who happens to be a friend of Carl’s.

“My reaction was, ‘Damn, somebody shot that boy in the a**,’” said Lewis.

Carl is no stranger to the victim either and told police the victim was an “uncle, pretty much.”

He said he broke into the victim’s house when he did because he thought the victim would still be in the hospital.

“He ain’t a dangerous person. He just got issues like all of us do,” said Lewis.

Those issues include a history of drug and weapons charges.

The victim’s family says that before he was shot, Carl stole guns and music equipment from the victim.

“I’d have never suspected that because he’s never touched nothing here, ever. And we got $1,000 sticks in there. Huge,” said Lewis.

Carl was taken to Atrium Medical Center and then to jail.

Carl will be charged with burglary, according to police. Jail records show he also had a warrant for domestic violence.

“I’m hoping he get it right. Hoping he get his life right,” said Lewis.

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Carl is locked up on a $50,000 bond.

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