A brazen burglar was shot and arrested by police after breaking into a South Pasadena home where two women residents fled and barricaded themselves in a bathroom, law enforcement officers said Monday.
The confrontation occurred after officers were sent to the two-story home in the 1300 block of Huntington Drive, said Deputy Mike Barraza of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The 48-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, was treated at a hospital for a shoulder wound and released into the custody of law enforcement, Barraza said.
He said a 48-year-old woman and her 22-year-old daughter were upstairs when they realized that an intruder was walking around downstairs in the pre-dawn hours Sunday.
“Upon seeing the suspect, the women fled to the upstairs bathroom where they barricaded themselves from the approaching suspect. The suspect attempted to break through the bathroom door in an attempt to gain entry,” Barraza said. “When his attempts failed, the suspect proceeded to ransack the bottom level of the residence.”
Officers went to the home after the mother called 911.
“As the officers walked up the stairs towards the second floor, they were confronted by the suspect,” Barraza said. “It was at this time that an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
He said the suspect barricaded himself inside a bedroom, while the officers “contained the location and used a ladder to rescue the mother and daughter from the bathroom window.”
A sheriff’s SWAT team was summoned, made entry and took the suspect into custody without further incident, Barraza said.
“While in custody, it was discovered that the suspect had been struck in the shoulder by gunfire,” Barraza said. “The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and later released.”
No other injuries were reported.
—City News Service
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