Home invader fires shots at Clinton Twp. homeowner, tells police he lives in home

Invader fires 8 shots at homeowner; man uninjured

By Derick Hutchinson, Guy Gordon - Reporter/Anchor

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A suspected home invader repeatedly shot at a Clinton Township homeowner who fled his house after encounter the intruder, police said. The man wasn't hit by any of the eight bullets.

Police said the man went home on his lunch hour to let his dogs outside. He noticed someone had tampered with his car, so he went inside to check on things. Once inside, he saw a strange man in his home, wearing his sunglasses.

"He said, 'I'm not stealing these,'" John Broderick said. "Then I looked down and he was wearing my slippers."

Broderick ran to get his 9mm pistol, but it was gone.

"I thought, 'Oh boy,'" Broderick said. "I just turned around and I ran like hell out of there."

As Broderick escaped into the garage, the invader fired three shots through the door. Broderick ran for his neighbor's house with the gunman about 30 feet behind him.

"I got about halfway across the lawn, and the next thing I know, 'Pow! Pow! Pow!" Broderick said. "He shot off about eight rounds."

Broderick hid at his neighbor's house and called 911.

"I can't even explain it," he said. "Honestly, I thought I was done."

When police arrived, the intruder told police that he was the homeowner.

"He said he lived here and that I came in to rob him," Broderick said. "And then he turned around and gave a martial arts kick and knocked the gun out of my hand and tried to shoot me."

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"My first thought was, 'Oh my God, did he get hurt"? Pam Broderick, Bob's wife, said.

Pam said the police were there when she called for the couple's daily lunch chat.

"I was so scared," she said. "I pull up and there's 30 cop cars. The ambulance is here, and I couldn't find him, and I'm like, 'Oh no.' I don't know what I'd do without him."

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