Rochester, New York

From of May 18, 2007

E. Main St. shooting

A burglar gets more than he bargained for Friday morning when he broke into a store on East Main Street

Rochester police say the owner of “Utility Solutions” called police just before 2 Friday morning to report a burglary and that he had shot the suspect. When police arrived at the store two hours later–they found the 41-year-old suspect with a gunshot wound to the hip. Police say the store owner shot the man when he came at him. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be ok.

Police did collect the store owner’s gun as part of the investigation. They say that gun was registered. They are not yet releasing any names in this case.

From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle of May 22, 2007

Shot intruder is charged

A city man who was shot in the hip after a break-in at a city store last week is facing burglary charges.

Clayton Walker, 41, of 25 Webster Crescent, was charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, Rochester Police Officer Deidre Taccone said Monday.
A 58-year-old man, who owns the involved business, shot Walker in the hip at 1144 E. Main St. at 4:15 a.m. Friday, nearly 2½ hours after a break-in was reported at the store, city police officers said. Walker entered the store and came at the business owner, who was waiting for officers to arrive to search for evidence, such as fingerprints, Taccone said.
Officers have not released the name of the store owner. Officers said he shot Walker with a registered handgun and called 911.

The business owner turned over his gun to officers at the scene.
Walker was on the court calendar for an arraignment on Monday. On Friday, Walker was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
A hospital spokeswoman said she could not release any information on Walker.

Taccone said officers have not filed charges against the business owner and have referred the case to a grand jury.


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