Charges have been filed against one of two men who police said broke into an Englewood home but were scared off by the homeowner who grabbed a gun stashed under his pillow and fired three shots at them.
Monte Potts, 23, was
arrested after he broke his leg running away from the home in the 5500 block of
South Laflin Street Wednesday afternoon. He was charged with residential
The second man, 19, was wounded in the buttocks, police said.
Officers released him without charges, but said the investigation was
The homeowner, 53, was in his bedroom when he heard the
doorbell ring about 2:25 p.m. He went to the door and didn't recognize the man
standing on his porch, so didn't answer the door and returned to the bedroom
He then heard the glass on his back door
break, and then the sound of two men walking over the broken glass in the
kitchen. The homeowner said he pulled a Bersa Thunder
.380-caliber handgun from under his pillow and fired three times at Potts and
the other intruder.
Potts broke his right
femur bone when he jumped off the back porch while running away and was taken
into custody in the 5500 block of South Bishop, where the victim identified him.
Potts was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital,
the report said. An updated condition on the other man was not
Potts lives in the 5600 block of South Wolcott Avenue.