Businessman may have shot burglar who broke into his office overnight

Chicago — A Rogers Park business owner may have shot a burglar who broke into his office Friday morning while he was working.

The 58-year-old was working late when someone took the rear door off its hinges and entered his business in the 1900 block of West Howard around 1:45 a.m. A Chicago police spokesperson said the victim tried to stop the burglar and fired several rounds, causing the burglar to run away.

Officers found shell casings inside the business and a blood trail leading away from the scene.

About an hour later, a 911 caller reported that a man claiming to be shot was knocking on their front door in the 7600 block of North Rogers, about a mile away. Police went to the scene and found a man bleeding from a gunshot wound to his hand.

Cops said the injured man’s appearance was consistent with a description of the burglar.

Detectives are working on the case.

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