A 27-year-old man was shot in the face by a property owner during a breaking and entering incident in St. Clair County.
Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office were called out shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, to the 6000 block of Lapeer Road in Kimball Township, west of Port Huron, for a breaking and entering in progress.
As deputies were on their way to the property, a 50-year-old Port Huron man who owns the property confronted the suspect, a 27-year-old Kimball Township man.
The suspect had illegally entered the property, said a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The property owner told police the suspect drove at him in attempt to flee. The property owner then fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the suspect, police said.
One of the rounds hit the suspect in the face. The suspect continued to flee, however, and was able to make it away from the scene.
The suspect was eventually taken in a privately owned vehicle to McLaren Port Huron hospital where he was located by deputies and members of the Port Huron Major Crimes Unit.
The suspect was later transported to McLaren Macomb hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
The incident remains under investigation by members of the Port Huron Major Crimes Unit, consisting of Port Huron police, Marysville police, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers as well as Michigan State Police.
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