FREDONIA – Police in Fredonia say a homeowner shot a man who allegedly tried to force his way into his home early Saturday morning.
According to a report from the Fredonia Police Department, the incident happened at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday on Liberty Street.
The homeowner called 911 and told police that he was awakened by a man and woman inside his closed porch who were pounding on his door. He told police that when he answered the door the two suspects pushed their way in. Police say the homeowner was armed with a legally-owned handgun and after an exchange of words the homeowner showed his weapon and told the two to leave.
When the suspects attempted to leave in a car, the homeowner went out onto his front steps to try and get vehicle information. The male suspect is then accused of jumping out of the vehicle and charging the homeowner, who then said he fired several shots and hit the suspect.
The injured suspect then got back into the vehicle and drove off and was located by police a short time later.
The suspect who was shot was first treated at the scene and then taken to ECMC by Starflight. Dunkirk Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office helped at the scene.
The names of the people involved haven’t been released at this time and the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information into the incident is asked to call Fredonia Police at (716) 679-1531.