Break-in suspect shot trying to steal gun from Chesterfield home

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating a bizarre chain of events in Chesterfield County Saturday morning where a suspect was wounded during a home break-in.

Officers were investigating a break-in at a home in the 6500 block of Creekrun Drive around 8:45 a.m., when they received a call about a person shot in the 4500 block of Watchrun Drive, Chesterfield Police Lt. Peter J. Cimbal said.

Officers said the two calls, which were in the Watchrun subdivision off Hopkins Road,  were connected.

When police apprehended a break-in suspect, they discovered the wounded person may have also been involved with the break-in.

“At this time police believe that the victim was accidentally shot with a firearm he was attempting to take from the residence on Creekrun Drive,” Cimbal said.

Officials said the shooting victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said their investigation was ongoing and that they were working to find

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