CHICAGO (STMW) — A man who broke into an Englewood home Wednesday afternoon, then broke his leg trying to get back out after the homeowner fired a gun, has been charged with burglary, police said.
Monte Potts, 23, was charged with one felony count of residential burglary, according to police.
Potts and another man forced entry into the home in the 5500 block of South Laflin Street about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
But the 53-year-old man living inside was armed and fired shots at the intruders, striking one man in the buttocks, police said. The homeowner was not injured.
Potts broke his leg trying to escape and was arrested on the scene, police said. He was being treated at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
A 19-year-old man matching the description of the second burglar later showed up at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and gave “inconsistent statements” about how he was shot, police said.
He was taken into custody and questioned, but later released. A police source said the homeowner was not able to positively identify the man as the second burglar, and police are awaiting analysis of forensic evidence from the scene.
Potts, of the 5300 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday, according to police.
Area South detectives are investigating.
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