Would-be intruders shoot Ypsilanti resident who refused to let them in
An Ypsilanti resident suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks early Monday morning after he kept a group of men from entering his home, police said.
Police went to the residence in the 1100 block of Monroe Avenue about 3 a.m. Monday after receiving reports that three to four men, one with a long gun, were walking away from the area.
When officers arrived, the men were gone, but police found the wounded man at the home and discovered the front door had been shot and shell casings from a 12-gauge shotgun were lying nearby.
The victim told them he did not know the men or why they tried to enter his house and shot him, Ypsilanti police said in a news release. He was taken to an area hospital in good condition.
Police used a dog to search the area but could not find the suspects. The only description provided was that the suspects were wearing green coats.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Sgt. Tom Eberts at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587).