Homeowner, 74, shoots suspected teen burglar inside Akron home Tuesday morning

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A 74-year-old Akron homeowner Tuesday morning confronted and shot a suspected teen burglar inside a Johnston Street home in what was described as a home invasion, Akron police said.

The incident, at a home in the 700 block of Johnston Street, was called in at 7:26 a.m. The home is in a residential neighborhood east of state Route 8 and Lumiere Street, and west of Hammel Street.

Police said they found a 16-year-old teen inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds. Police gave the teen first aid until he was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Police said the 74-year-old homeowner told them the teen forced his way into his home. The homeowner confronted the teen at one point and fired a gun at the teen, striking him multiple times.

Police said the homeowner was not hurt.

The investigation is ongoing. Akron detectives are still gathering information, police said.

Beacon Journal reporter Jim Mackinnon can be reached at 330-996-3544 or jmackinnon@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him @JimMackinnonABJ on Twitter or www.facebook.com/JimMackinnonABJ.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Suspected burglar, 16, shot by homeowner, 74, inside Akron home

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