Clyde Township, Michigan — The St. Clair County Sheriff had deputies dispatched after receiving a call of a breaking and entering taking place at a pole barn in the 6000 block of Lapeer Rd in Clyde Township this past Monday afternoon at about 3:30 PM.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the property owner was an armed 50 year old man who confronted the alleged intruder during the break-in. The man had just filed a different report stating that someone had just broken into the pole barn the previous day.
The property owner had gone back to the barn to find more of his belongings outside of the building, and decided to wait and see if the suspected thief would return. When the 23-year old suspect did in fact return, he phoned police.
When the Sheriff’s deputies were en-route, dispatch notified them that shots were fired as the man was then forced to defend himself after the alleged intruder turned his Dodge Avenger into a weapon and began to drive toward the property owner.
According to the Sheriff, the property owner fired several shots, with at least one of the shots hitting the man in the face.
The property owner is claiming that he fired his pistol at the man in the car out of self-defense.
The 23-year old suspected thief was able to make it back to where he lived, and was being driven to the hospital. After arriving, he was then transported to another hospital and was last listed in serious condition.
This investigation has been turned over to the major crimes unit, and is still under investigation.