Police: Victim shoots would-be car burglar on street in Bucks County

- A man caught trying to break into a car ended up being chased and shot by the car’s owner, according to police in Bucks County.

Morrisville police chief George McClay told FOX 29’s Dave Kinchen it started at about 5am Thursday when the victim saw the man breaking into car, so he got his weapon.

Then, police say the suspect got into a stolen car and the victim started chasing him in his own car.

That chase ended when the suspect crashed onto a sidewalk at Pennsylvania and Bridge streets in downtown Morrisville. That car was still on the sidewalk at 6:30am. The victim’s car is the silver one.

The victim got out and fired two shots, hitting the suspect in his arm. The chase continued on foot.

The suspect was caught at a convenience store a few blocks away. He’s in the hospital and in custody. His condition has not been released and there is no word yet on charges.

Police want to get a search warrant to get in the car he was driving, to possibly tie him to other crimes.

They also say county detectives will determine if the victim will face charges for shooting.

No names have been released.

Police from Lower Makefield, Falls, Newtown and Tullytown helped police in Morrisville.

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