Deputies: Elderly man shoots at burglar

- Volusia County deputies say an 81-year-old man caught a burglar breaking into his home Monday morning and started shooting. 

“All I know is that when he started breaking the window, I went in my garage and got my gun and came back and he was there breaking the window out and I started shooting at him,” said the homeowner in a call to 911. Adding that he fired multiple shots.

Deputies say it happened home on Old Mission Road near Edgewater at around 9:15 a.m. They say the elderly man was in bed when he heard the doorbell.

“I peeked out the curtain over there and I watched him for a while and he wandered around and he went to his truck and got some gloves or something,” the homeowner said in the 911 call.

That’s when investigators say the burglar went around back and tried getting inside. Investigators say the suspect took off after hearing the gunfire but he may have been shot or grazed by a bullet.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s with dirty blonde hair, wearing a light blue shirt and khaki pants. Deputies say the suspect may have been driving a white mid-2000s era Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

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