Intruder shot in neck after attempted robbery in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- An intruder was shot in the neck early Wednesday after police say he and two other people broke into a Union Township home.

At about 2:30 a.m., an adult man, a juvenile boy and juvenile girl entered a home in the 4400 block of Grandview Drive, according to investigators.

Police say one of the homeowners shot a male intruder.

"I came out and looked through the window and seen the guy hunched over and he said help me," recalled a resident who lives in the area and asked he not be named.

The suspect reportedly made his way from house to house looking for help before finding an open door.

"When he come busting through my door I thought he was trying to rob me,” the resident said. “That's what I thought." His wife called police.

Investigators later identified the man as 24-year-old Demetrius Robinson, of Cincinnati.

Robinson was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He is listed in critical condition and was in surgery early Wednesday, police said.

The two other suspects -- a 16-year-old man and a 17-year-old female -- were caught and arrested a short time later by Union Township police.

The male juvenile was charged with aggravated robbery, assault and aggravated burglary. The girl was charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravated burglary.

A handgun police said was used by the intruders was found at the scene.

One occupant at the home suffered a minor injury but refused additional medical attention, according to police.

Investigators said their preliminary report indicates that the homeowner shot the attacker in self-defense.

No further details have been provided at this time.


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