Man shoots suspect in home invasion

UNION TWP. — A Union Township homeowner shot and wounded a suspect during an attempted home invasion on Thursday night.

Miami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident on North Montgomery County Line Road, near Haber Road just after 11 p.m. on Thursday.

The homeowner called 911 and said a group of men kicked in the door of his house and shot at him.

The man told deputies he got his own gun and fired back, hitting one of the men in the leg.

“Based on evidence recovered we do believe this residence was targeted and it was a narcotics related home invasion,” Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said.

The group of men fled, and he found the shooting victim in a ditch outside his house a few minutes later. The injured suspect, whose last known address was in Dayton, underwent surgery and is expected to survive. He was transported to the hospital via CareFlight.

The Miami County Sheriff is investigating the incident and seeks the public’s assistance in identifying three other suspects. The suspects should all be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information is asked to call their local law enforcement agency or the Miami County Communication Center at (937) 440-9911. Anonymous tips may be submitted online at