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Sharon man shot in robbery at home



Published: Fri, November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

sharon, pa.

A man was shot in his living room as he struggled with robbers during a home invasion.

The 31-year-old victim was playing a video game at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at his South Oakland Avenue home while his girlfriend and 1-year-old child were upstairs, said Sharon Police Chief Mike Menster.

Five men kicked in the door and demanded money, Menster said Thursday.

One of the men had a shotgun, and the rest had handguns.

They were wearing Halloween masks.

The victim gave the robbers $50 and a small amount of marijuana, Menster said.

One of the men went upstairs and confronted his girlfriend, demanding money from her. Neither she nor the baby was hurt.

Downstairs, the victim began to struggle with the robber holding the shotgun. The robber hit him over the head with the butt of the gun, cutting him, Menster said.

The victim grabbed the shotgun but was shot through the abdomen by one of the other robbers.

He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, and his injury is believed to be non-life-threatening, Menster said.

Menster said police do not have suspects.

They are asking for help from anyone who has useful information.


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