a Atlanta owner opened fire on an intruder who broke into the house, took two kitchen knives and attempted to attack a resident who is confined to a wheelchair, according to police.
“When he walked in through the window he went into the kitchen and grabbed some kitchen knives,” Atlanta Police Captain Dorian Graham told Fox 5 of the incident.
The intruder broke into the house shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday evening. The suspect took two knives and walked to another room where he attempted to stab a resident of the house who is confined to a wheelchair, police said.
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The owner then opened fire on the suspect, shooting him in the stomach and arm.
Paramedics transported the suspect to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition Thursday morning.
Charges are pending against the suspect, Fox 5 reported. Investigators are awaiting his release from surgery before questioning him.
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The owner told police he did not know the suspect and did not know why his house had been targeted. Neither the owner nor the disabled resident was injured in the attack.
The attack follows a violent year for the city in 2020, with a 62% increase in homicides compared to 2019. While, overall, violent crime in Georgia jumped 23% and assaults increased 33% in 2020 from the previous year.