Burglar shot in the buttocks by partially-blind Ohio homeowner whom he knew and called 'uncle'

Jeffery Carl, 36, had targeted the residence once before and had stolen firearms and musical instruments

Burglar shot in the buttocks by partially-blind Ohio homeowner whom he knew and called 'uncle'
Suspect Jeffery L Carl knew the victim well and referred to him as 'uncle' (Warren County Jail)
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FRANKLIN, OHIO: A Ohio homeowner sent a suspected burglar to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks after finding the man inside his home in the middle of the night. "I got a shot off him. He was coming right toward me," the Franklin homeowner, who was not identified, informed 911 dispatchers.

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On November 2 at 3.25 am, Franklin police said they responded to a complaint regarding a break-in where the homeowner had fired shots at the suspect, Jeffery L Carl. "The caller was unaware whether they hit the person or not and he was clearly scared on the phone and he did not want to get off the phone with dispatch until he saw an officer," Lt Brian Pacifico told Fox 19. Police said the homeowner had good reason to fire his gun. The homeowner told dispatchers during the call, "I don’t know if it hit him or not."

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"Oh God. Oh, I’m a nervous wreck. I just happened to hear the door slide, and then I said, Hey,’ and he turned toward me, he started walking toward me like, ‘I didn’t know you was in here. I didn’t know if… I thought he was going to kill me," the homeowner relayed the incident to the 911 dispatcher, as reported by Fox News. A relative of the victim inflormed Fox 19 that he was partially blind and had come home from the hospital a day before the burglary took place.

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After the shooting, 36-year-old Carl, left the house, according to the police. The culprit left a blood trail, so police sent out a K9 to assist them find him in a nearby shed. After being detained, Carl was transferred to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound to his buttocks. "My reaction was, 'Damn, somebody shot that boy in the a**,'" Joe Lewis, the owner of the shed where Carl hid, told WKRC. 

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Suspect Carl, who knew the victim, referred to him as a "uncle, pretty much," while speaking to police. Lewis is also familiar with Carl.

"He ain’t a dangerous person. He just got issues like all of us do," Lewis said. The victim's relatives revealed that Carl had targeted the residence once before and had stolen firearms and musical instruments. "I’m hoping he get it right. Hoping he get his life right," said Lewis.

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According to the police, Carl will face burglary charges and was wanted for domestic violence at the time of the event. He is being detained under a $10,000 bond and is due in court on November 8.

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