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Homeowner shoots man trying to steal ATV, enter his home in Green, police say

Summit County Sheriff
Posted at 10:25 AM, Mar 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 08:53:30-05

GREEN, Ohio — A homeowner shot a man trying to steal an ATV and later trying to break into his home in Green Saturday, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded Saturday to a home on Mayfair Road in Green for reports of a shooting.

The homeowner told deputies that he found man attempting to steal an ATV from his property. When the homeowner confronted the man, he threatened the homeowner and fled the area.

According to the report, the man returned a short time later and attempted to enter the home.

The homeowner retrieved a firearm and gave several warnings to the man. The homeowner told the man that the sheriff’s office was on its way.

The homeowner shot the man in the leg when he approached him.

First responders transported the man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office said criminal charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.