Neighbor fires shots to scare burglar away

FRANKLIN, OH (FOX19) - A resident fired shots at a suspect who was accused of trying to burglarize an apartment.

It happened Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South Main Street in Franklin.

Police say Kelly Thomas tried to use a tool to break into a rear window of an apartment. A neighbor spotted Thomas and fired two rounds into the air to scare him away.

Police arrived and found Thomas fleeing from the scene. He was arrested and charged with attempted burglary.

The resident who fired the shots has not been charged at this time. A review by the city prosecutor is pending.

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