An elderly homeowner shot a home invader earlier this month ending a father-son crime spree.
The altercation happened on the day that Vladimir Sanchez was released from prison. His 16-year-old son allegedly stole his mother's car and took it to pick up his father from prison. Miami Police later spotted Sanchez driving the stolen car and pulled it over.
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As they began to arrest Sanchez, his son jumped out of the passenger seat and fled the scene. As police searched the area, the teen allegedly stole some clothes from a home's washing machine in order to change his appearance. At some point, the teen allegedly entered the home of the elderly man.
That's when the 82-year-old was startled by a noise in his basement. When he went to investigate, police said, the teen confronted him and shoved him. That's when the 82-year-old shot the teen in the buttocks.
"Shots were fired within the home," Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat told CBS Miami. "We know, from the homeowner, that he was forced to fire after he confronted a man inside the basement of his house."
Neighbors said they were terrified by the incident.
"I have a newborn," Conny Quitialla, a neighbor, told the news station. "Our first instinct was to lock ourselves down and keep low, in case any shooting happened."
Sanchez was taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. His teen son was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They are both being charged with multiple crimes in relation to the crime spree.