Man arrested for firing at burglary suspect being chased by police

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MILWAUKEE WI-

A 45-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested after shooting at a fleeing burglary suspect.

The man fired when an 18-year-old burglary suspect, who was running from Wauwatosa police, came into his backyard in the 1600 block of N. 59th St. just after 5 p.m. Sunday, Lt. Mark Stanmeyer said.

Neighbor Penny Pond says she watched the entire thing unfold,

"I went after him I don't know if was trying to warn him or something and you there were swarms of cops after this little kid."

Pond called the neighbor a "nuisance," and claimed he fired his weapon before.

"He fires that shotgun or whatever it was quite a bit," said Pond.

Other neighbors say the man is more like a neighborhood watch and has helped to keep crime out of the neighborhood.

"He's never fired that gun before, I heard he fired the gun into the air, he catches people going into cars all over the neighborhood and has personally been robbed many, many times," said Danielle Kowalski.

"Your surprised to see your neighbor taken in handcuffs? asked CBS 58's Rielle Creighton

"Very surprised we would like him home," said Kowalski.

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