An Atlanta homeowner opened fireplace on an intruder who broke into the home, took two kitchen knives and tried to assault a resident who is confined to a wheelchair, based on police.

“When he came into the window, he went to the kitchen and grabbed some kitchen knives,” Atlanta Police Captain Dorian Graham told Fox 5 of the incident. 

The intruder broke into the home simply after 11 p.m. on Wednesday night. The suspect took two knives, and made his approach to one other room the place he tried to stab a resident of the home who is confined to a wheelchair, police mentioned. 

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The homeowner then opened fireplace on the suspect, taking pictures him within the abdomen and arm.

Paramedics rushed the suspect to a neighborhood hospital, the place he’s in secure situation as of early Thursday morning. 

Charges are pending in opposition to the suspect, Fox 5 reported. Investigators are ready for him to come back out of surgical procedure earlier than questioning him. 

in comparison with 2019. While, violent crimes total in Georgia jumped by 23% and assaults elevated by 33% in 2020 in comparison with the yr prior.