A Sweetwater man was charged with burglary after he allegedly broke into a home and was shot at Nov. 19.

Sweetwater Police Officer James Willett said he went to Anderson Street and spoke to a man who said he had come home and went into his house and said he’d swung the front door shut, but didn’t lock it.

The man told Willett he went into another room and, while in there, he heard the front door open. The man said he retrieved his shotgun, came out of the room and saw a man standing in the door in the living room.

The victim said he asked the man what he was doing and the man reached into his pocket. The victim, fearing the man was pulling a weapon, fired the shotgun toward the man and the man took off running.

A couple of days later on Nov. 21, Willett said officers were again called to the area where a man was reported to be trying to break into houses.

Willett said officers found a man named Clinton Russell in the neighborhood and he matched the description the victim had given them of the man in his house.

When the victim was shown a photo of Russell, he said it was the man he’d found in his house.

Russell, 34, Sunnyside Road, Philadelphia, was charged with burglary.

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