A homeowner is recovering in the hospital after being shot early Monday morning during a deadly encounter with someone who had broken into his home.
Detroit Police Officers stated that a suspect forced a woman, the homeowner’s girlfriend, who was outside of the home in the 19000 block of Liberal Street at 12:30 a.m., back into the home at gunpoint.
Inside the home, gunfire erupted as shots were exchanged between the suspect and the homeowner.
The homeowner, a 46 year-old man was shot twice in the chest and taken to St. Johns Hospital, where he is still listed in critical condition.
The suspect… in terms from my firefighter/medic days, was DRT (Dead Right There) on the scene, from wounds received during the exchange of gun fire.
Police are saying they are still looking for at least one, maybe two other suspects involved in the shooting, who fled the scene prior to their arrival. They haven’t released any descriptions of the two possible suspects.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams