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Attempted home break in caught on doorbell camera; one suspect shoots himself in leg

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- A Ring doorbell at a home on Fort Wayne's north side recorded video of two men with guns in their hands as they tried to kick in the front door.

Trey Thomas is convinced the only reason they ran off is because as the one on the left was kicking, he shot himself in the thigh with the gun in his pocket.

He says he and his dad called the police.

"There was actually a shell on the ground outside of my house from when he shot himself in the leg, so they went ahead and did their crime scene investigation, took pictures of footprints and the shell, whatnot. And they checked the neighborhood to make sure they weren't still around," Thomas said.

The flash in the bottom left of the photo shows the moment when the gun went off in the man's pants pocket.

They weren't, but the man with the bullet wound showed up at a hospital.

Police confirm detectives interviewed and then arrested him, while the other is believed to still be at large.

Thomas says he doesn't understand why the two targeted his home.

"My dad didn't know what it was. He realized it was somebody banging at the front door, but he didn't know what it was for. We don't have any reason to have any conflicts like this or anybody trying to break into my home," he said.

Thomas provided the video to detectives who continue to investigate the attempted armed break in.

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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