Silverton shooting suspect remains hospitalized

Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 at 9:08 AM EST
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SILVERTON, OH (FOX19) - The suspect accused of shooting an 82-year-old Silverton resident who authorities say returned fire in self-defense remains hospitalized.

Dwight Allen, 32, of Roselawn faces charges of felonious assault and carrying concealed weapons.

He is expected to appear in Hamilton County Municipal Court when he is released from University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

According to court records, Allen took a 9mm Ruger semi-automatic handgun and large knife concealed in a box to the victim's Lillian Drive home on Saturday.

After the victim let Allen in, Allen brandished the gun and struggled with the victim, court records show. The victim was shot in the back trying to flee.

The victim was able to retrieve his personal handgun and fire it once to stop the threat,  sheriff's officials wrote in a sworn statement.

Allen was hit in the left shoulder.

Authorities found him in possession of lighter fluid and a mask, court records show.

Further details were not released.

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