Victims Overpower Armed Suspect: Officials

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Dec 27, 2012  |  Updated 12:51 PM PDT
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Victims Overpower Armed Suspect: Officials

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Two people are in the hospital this after an attempted home invasion robbery near Harbison Canyon, according to officials.

Police said a man with a gun entered a home on the 14600-block of Rios Canyon Road around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Witnesses said two women who live there confronted him after he demanded cash. He then allegedly shot at the women.

The victims say they overpowered the suspect -- one of them grabbing the rifle, and used it to hit the suspect in the head.

"The suspect was injured, " said Kelly Moody from the sheriff's department.

Neither woman was shot, though one was treated for minor injuries. Neighbors of the victims said it was a traumatic experience for everyone, and the two women are very rattled.

Residents of the building said they believe the burglar is a random stranger.

The suspect will face charges when released from the hospital.

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