Intruder shot during home invasion in Union Twp

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

An intruder was shot by a home owner during a home invasion in Union Township June 11.

According to Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, Union Township Police Operations Commander, police responded to a home in the 4400 block of Grandview Drive in the township at 2:30 a.m. after a call about an invasion.

Gaviglia said around that time they also received a call from a woman who said there was a man on her porch who was bleeding.

“Upon arrival it was discovered that one of the persons that committed the home invasion had been shot by the occupant of the home they invaded,” Gaviglia said.

Gaviglia said they found one of the suspects when they responded to the area.

“We found him on Grandview not too far from the shooting location,” Gaviglia said.

Gaviglia said the man, Demetrius Robinson, 24, of Cincinnati, was transported to University Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Gaviglia said it appears that the resident of the home shot the intruder in self defense.

Gaviglia said a 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were also involved in the home invasion. The male entered the home with Robinson and the female was the driver.

He said the department used an investigative technique that allowed them to locate the suspects quickly after the crime was reported.

“A short time later the other two suspects were located at a nearby apartment complex,” Gaviglia said.

Gaviglia said the motive for the home invasion was robbery.

“Both of the home invasion suspects were armed with handguns,” Gaviglia said.

The male juvenile was charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault and aggravated burglary. The female juvenile was charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravated burglary.

Robinson will face charges once his condition is fully known. Gaviglia said Robinson’s condition was listed as critical, but stable, as of Friday.