- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Police shot and wounded an unarmed burglary suspect in Queens on Monday after a woman called 911 to report that, though away from her apartment, she could see the suspect on a nanny cam and that she feared for the safety of a dog inside.

Around the time the gunfire erupted, the woman dashed inside the first-floor home, grabbed her pet and ran outside without either being injured, police said.

Police said the caller reported the break-in at about 1:30 p.m. and met officers at her home and let them in. During an encounter in a rear bedroom, the man charged at the officer, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.

The officer fired one round that hit the 38-year-old suspect in the groin, Boyce said. The man continued to flee on foot before being caught in a nearby backyard. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

During the commotion, police also discovered a bystander who fell and cut her head.

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