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Burglary Suspect Flees Botched Home Invasion

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A burglary suspect remains at large after fleeing the scene of a home invasion when a resident opened fire, hitting the suspect’s partner in the shoulder.

Dallas Police spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey said Juan Oliva Mendoza was with his family in a back bedroom of his home in the 2500 block of Eastern Oaks at 10:30 a.m. when he heard a knock at the front door.

Mendoza walked down the hallway toward the door and heard a loud “thud.” Jeffrey said he told his family to stay in the back of the home and retrieved a handgun.

Mendoza heard another “thud” and saw the door open. The suspect then walked into the home, and Jeffrey said Mendoza shot twice. The first shot hit the ground in front of the burglar while the second hit the man in his left shoulder.

The suspect was taken to Baylor Hospital while his partner fled the scene, Jeffrey said. Neither suspect has been identified, and Jeffrey did not provide further description of the person who remains at large.

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