Police: Bridgman man shot in leg after allegedly breaking into home

BRIDGMAN, Mich.—A 33-year-old man was shot after allegedly trying to break into a home that his wife was in, according to the Bridgman Police Department.

On July 30 around 12 a.m., police responded to a home in the 9700 block of Evergreen Drive regarding a home invasion and shooting.

At the home, officers found a 33-year-old Bridgman man who had been shot in the upper leg.

The 33-year-old man sustained the gunshot wound after allegedly forcing his way into the home of a 34-year-old acquaintance, police said.

During their investigation, police learned that the gunshot victim’s wife was inside the home on Evergreen Drive at the time of the incident.

The homeowner was armed with a handgun and when confronting the intruder, the homeowner was allegedly punched in the head, according to reports.

Police said the gun discharged during the altercation and struck the 33-year-old in the upper leg.

The 33-year-old was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident resulted from a domestic situation and remains under investigation, police said.

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