A homeowner shot two armed robbers during a home invasion in Hartford late Saturday night, critically injuring both of them.
Two robbers broke into a home at 109 Treadeau Street while a woman and child were home. Both robbers were wielding at least one gun. The robbers pointed a gun at the male homeowner as he was returning home after closing up shop at the mini mart on Franklin and South streets.
The homeowner, who has a legal permit to carry a pistol, was already armed at the time of the home invasion and shot the robbers multiple times. He shot one of them in the arm and chest and the other in the head, groin and leg.
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The incident was originally called in to police as a shooting just before 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Both robbers were taken to Hartford Hospital to be treated for critical injuries. The suspects are from Lawrence, Massachusetts, police said. They're expected to recover.
Police aren't releasing the identities of the suspected robbers at this time as they await approval for an arrest warrant.
The homeowner sustained minor injuries. The woman and childe were unharmed.
The suspects had zip-ties and a firearm in their possession. Police believe they targeted the property because the thought the owner wasn't at home.
The home has a video surveillance system.
Hartford major crimes and crime scene detectives are investigating the incident.
No arrests have been made at this time.