South Linden homeowner shoots suspected robber

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The south Linden homeowner said he defended himself when a suspected robber broke into his home.

It happened shortly after 6pm on the 1000 block of East 23rd Avenue.

Police received a call that a person had been shot near East 23rd Avenue and Hamilton Avenue. The officers responded and met someone that said they were the victim of a robbery attempt and defended himself with a gun.

The suspect of the robbery was hit several times. They were transported to Grant Medical Center in life threatening condition. Police say the victim of the robbery is a valid Carrying Concealed Weapon holder and has cooperated with the investigation.

The incident is still under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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