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Henderson homeowner shoots at man in backyard

Posted at 12:16 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 23:01:43-04

A suspect was shot in a Henderson homeowner's backyard Tuesday night.

According to Henderson police, the homeowner heard the security alarm go off at the home in the 100 block of Springfield Street around 10:45 p.m.

Michael Torjman's alarm system indicated someone broke into his garage. He locked the door and went back to his bedroom. That's when he saw a man in his backyard.

Torjman gave his girlfriend the panic button and he grabbed his gun while the suspect inched closer to the window. The homeowner shot at the suspect, who received a graze wound to the head.

"I was freaking out. I didn't know... I've never been in that situation before," homeowner Michael Torjman told 13 Action News.

The suspect took off but police found the man near Valle Verde Drive and Windmill Parkway, not far from the home. The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"It was nerve wracking it was something I never thought I'd have to experience," Torjman said. "I'm glad my children weren't home at the time because that would've been traumatizing for them if they would've experienced that."

Despite the initial fear and damage from the incident, he says he feels safe in his home.

"I just want this to be over. I don't want my kids to have to worry about coming home and being in this house and bad guys coming to terrorize us," Tjorman said.

The incident remains under investigation.