Bullets Fly During Breaking and Entering

Homeowner, burglar exchange shots

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009  |  Updated 11:00 PM EDT
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Bullets Fly During B&E

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A suspected burglar got a little more than he might have expected during the attempted burglary of a Fairfax County home last night.

According to police, an armed man tried to break in to a house in the 6100 block of Hillside Road in West Springfield.

But the 56-year-old homeowner was there and he defended his home.

Police said he pulled a gun and got into a shootout with the suspect. The homeowner was shot once in the chest. The burglary suspect ran, but was caught by police on their way to the home.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Jonathan Anderson. He is charged with malicious wounding and burglary while armed.

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