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Bon Air man tackles burglary suspect; shots fired after police arrive

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BON AIR, VA (WWBT) -

A Bon Air homeowner took matters into his own hands late Wednesday and tackled a burglary suspect in his backyard. 

Just after 11 p.m. on August 9th, police responded to West Bon View Drive for a report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner reportedly saw a suspect enter into an unfinished garage on his property. While he went out to approach the suspect, his wife called 911. When the suspect tried to run, the homeowner tackled him, pinning him until police could arrive.

Before police got there, it is reported a single shot was fired off from the front of the home. 

When officers went to the front of the home, no one was there, but they did find shell casings in the street. Police believe those gun shots were from the burglary suspect's partner.

Officers also spotted a car speeding off near the neighborhood.

Police were able to arrest the man who the homeowner tackled. His name has not yet been released, but he is being charged with trespassing with intent to interfere with the rights of the owner and obstruction of justice. 

The homeowner received minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers.

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