SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a San Bernardino homeowner shot and wounded a man he said entered his residence without permission and refused to exit.
Saturday morning, just before 8:15, a man in his late 60s told San Bernardino police that he went into his backyard for several minutes. The homeowner said when he went back inside, he found a man standing in his living room.READ MORE: Man Critically Injured With Burns From Fire At Vacant, Boarded Up Home
The home is located in the 1400 block of Sheridan Road.
The suspect, now identified as a 37-year-old transient named Timothy Mackay, was allegedly holding a large hunting knife.READ MORE: Gym Owners Drop Complaint Over Coronavirus Restrictions
The homeowner told police he told Mackay to leave his premises several times but he refused. The homeowner said Mackay continued to wave the knife around — he retrieved a handgun and shot Mackay once in the abdomen.
The resident called 911.
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The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officials said he will face appropriate charges once he has been treated.