Sheriff: 84-year-old man shot in home invasion fires back at suspects

Sheriff: 84-year-old man shot in home invasion fires back at suspects

SILVERTON, OH (FOX19) - A search is underway for two suspects after an 84-year-old man was shot during a Silverton home invasion overnight, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Two males forced their way into a home in the 6900 block of Sampson Lane just before 9:30 p.m . Sunday and shot the elderly man, who defended himself by firing back, said David Daughterty, sheriff's spokesman.

The suspects fled. A K-9 search for them was unsuccessful, he added.

The victim was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center

The man's condition was not immediately known, but he was able to call 911 to report the shooting, according to a recording of the call released early Monday.

"I think I've been hit," he calmly old a dispatcher.

"I've been shot.....They broke in the front door and there was two of them. One come in the back, and one come in the front."

He said he was shot in his left side. "But I'm not hurting real bad, so."

His 15-year-old grandson home with him at the time, he added.

"Do you have a gun?" the dispatcher asked.

"Yes."

"Where is the gun?"

"It's right here beside me."

"OK.  Is it loaded?"

"Yes, I just fired a couple shots."

He said he didn't know if the suspects were shot.

"I got a couple holes in the wall," he noted.

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