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Police Investigating After Retired Cop Shoots 'Suspicious Man' Outside His Worcester Home

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    Homeowner Shoots 'Suspicious' Man, Police Investigating

    Officials say 29-year-old Zackery Bailey was dressed in all black, acting suspicious and scoping out cars on 2nd Street early Sunday morning. Bailey eventually cut through a yard. When the homeowner noticed, he grabbed a pistol and confronted Bailey.

    (Published Sunday, April 29, 2018)

    A Worcester, Massachusetts homeowner shot a man in self-defense early Sunday morning, according to police.

    Officials say 29-year-old Zackery Bailey was dressed in all black, acting suspicious and scoping out cars on 2nd Street early Sunday morning. Bailey eventually cut through a yard. When the homeowner noticed, he grabbed a pistol and confronted Bailey.

    Jonathan Rodrigues saw the encounter from his house across the street and called 911.

    "They started fighting, then they started tackling each other...then a gun shot went off," Rodrigues said. "He came out, he had his badge out, and he explained to him that he was a police officer."

    Authorities say the homeowner is a retired Worcester police officer with a gun license, but they are not releasing his name at this time.

    Rodrigues says Bailey was shot twice.

    Bleeding badly, Bailey took off running and eventually called police for help. After he was transported to the hospital for his injuries, investigators discovered he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for breaking and entering. Bailey was arrested on the spot.

    He remains in police custody and could face additional charges.

    The homeowner suffered minor injuries.

    The incident remains under investigation.

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