Bucks County Resident Grabs Gun, Chases Man Breaking Into Car & Opens Fire: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Bucks County Resident Grabs Gun, Chases Man Breaking Into Car & Opens Fire: Police

Homeowner with Gun Chases Down Man that Broke into His Car in Morrisville

Around five on Thursday morning, surveillance video caught a man chasing down someone who he says broke into his car in Bucks County. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal tells why both men could face charges. (Published Thursday, June 16, 2016)

A Bucks County resident pulled a gun on a suspected car thief leading to a chase and crash that left the suspect shot and it was capture on surveillance video.

A man came out of his home in the area of the Woodland Manor Apartments along Woodland Avenue in Morrisville, Pennsylvania around 5 Thursday morning to find someone breaking into his car, said Morrisville Police Chief George McClay.

The resident went back into his home and grabbed his gun but the suspect took off in a sport utility vehicle, said police.

The resident gave chase (in another car) down Bridge Street where the suspect crashed into a tree and a beauty salon near Pennsylvania Avenue and fled, said McClay.

Resident Chases, Shoots Car Thief: Police

[PHI] Resident Chases, Shoots Car Thief: Police
A Bucks County resident shot a suspect trying to break into a car in Morrisville, Pennsylvania early Thursday.
(Published Thursday, June 16, 2016)

surveillance video captured the crash and showed the resident jumping out of his car and firing twice.

Officers caught the suspect blocks away and took him to the hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his arm, said McClay. He is suspected of breaking into the car but no charges were immediately filed.

McClay called the investigation "very fluid" and didn't reveal if the resident could face charges for the shooting.

No one besides the suspect was hurt, said police.