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Homeowner shoots thief in both legs during burglary, police say

Kassi Nelson
November 29, 2017 06:21 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police said a homeowner took matters into his own hands after two men broke into his garage.

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According to a criminal complaint, a burglary didn’t go as planned for Rodolfo Serrano-Urias. Things turned when he and friend broke into Warren Wild’s garage on Los Tomases Drive early Tuesday morning.

Police said Wild heard something and checked the garage. He had a .40 caliber Glock handgun. When he saw the men he fired one round to scare them away. That’s when the two took off.

But Serrano-Urias didn’t get far. According to the report, Wild shot Serrano-Urias in the back of the leg as he jumped over the fence in the backyard, but that still didn’t stop him. The suspect then took off down Sunset Avenue when the homeowner shot him in the other leg.

At least that’s what the suspect told police. According to the homeowner, he only fired at Serrano-Urias while he was in the backyard. He said he pulled the trigger to protect himself and his wife, who was also outside.

Police found Serrano-Urias in the middle of the street in front of the home with two gunshot wounds, one in each leg.

He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. He now faces multiple charges, including residential burglary.

APD said the homeowner is not facing any charges, but the investigation is ongoing.

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