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From the Savannah Morning News of August 27, 2005
Burglary suspect shot, hospitalized

A man remains in the hospital after a woman shot him when he broke into her westside apartment.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have not released the man's name, but said his injuries are not life-threatening.

The man climbed into a woman's bathroom window in a Greengate Court apartment around 10 p.m. Friday, according to a police report.

The resident confronted the man, grabbed her gun and fired several shots, police spokesman Bucky Burnsed said.

The man was struck several times, but was still able to stumble out of the apartment and climb into a BMW, the report says.

It is unclear how many times the man was shot and where.

Several minutes later, police were called to Westlake Apartments for reports of a man suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Police found a car with a discription similar to that given by the burglary victim.

The driver and a passenger in the car told police the man came up to them and said "I need a ride to the hospital because I've been shot. Don't stop because I'm going to jail," the report says.

An emergency medical crew rushed the man to Memorial Health University Medical Center. Police plan to charge him upon his release, the report says.

Detectives interviewed the woman and released her. They have no plans to charge her, according to Burnsed.

"She was protecting her home and herself," Burnsed added.

The woman was not injured.

Police don't believe the woman knew the suspected burglar, but said the woman had been victimized before.

"The woman had been burglarized before and decided to arm herself," Burnsed said.

posted by Pete at 9:24 AM
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