Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022. 9:54 am CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: One of two burglars involved in a home invasion in Cayo, is receiving medical treatment after he was shot to the face during a home invasion in Bullet Tree Falls Village last night.
The residents reported to police that around 10:12 p.m., they were watching television when they heard their dogs barking, but initially they found nothing when they made checks. Shortly after they heard a loud noise and saw two men on their veranda, one of them beating on their glass door with a bat and the other pulled out a gun and started shooting at them.
After taking cover, one of the residents drew a licensed .9mm pistol and returned fire at their assailants. They heard one of them scream as if he had been hit and they both ran off, leaving their firearm behind.
Police arrived later and took the pistol left behind and tracked down the burglar, after receiving information that someone was seen fleeing the area and had jumped into the river headed to Camalote. Officers later found 19-year-old Benque Viejo resident Sergio Pineda in the bushes near the river asking for help. He was dressed only in his boxers and bleeding from the face and mouth with a gunshot wound between the nose and jaw.
He was taken to the Western Regional Hospital for treatment and remains under police guard. The other suspect remains at large.
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