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Police: Homeowner shoots 2 suspects during home invasion

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:26:57 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2013 01:50:14 PM CST

Police: Homeowner shoots 2 suspects during home invasion


A Colorado Springs man shoots two suspects after they broke into his home Monday night, police say.

Police said three male suspects broke into the home just before 10:00 p.m. on the 2400 block of E. St. Vrain St.

Al Michaud was home during the break-in. A struggle took place between Michaud and the suspects. Michaud got his gun and shot two of the suspects, police said.

"There was one by the door. I put a bullet in his chest.  I was going to shoot the other one in the chest but the one who was closest to me hit my arm and the gun went off and hit him in his leg," said Michaud.

The two suspects who were shot ran from the home, police said. They stopped about one block away because of their injuries.

The two suspects were taken to the hospital, police said, and one suspect is in critical condition. The other injured suspect is in stable condition.

Michaud sustained no injuries.

Currently, police do not have much information on the third suspect.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the incident.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call police at (719) 444-7000. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867).


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