Man Shot By Suspected Burglar Inside His Reynoldsburg Home


Police are searching for an armed burglar accused of shooting a homeowner who caught him in the act.

The shooting happened in Reynoldsburg around 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the 8000 block of Maugham Drive, just north of U.S. 40.

Detectives say the victim, David Vargo, was asleep when he heard noise coming from downstairs.

He went to investigate and confronted the masked burglar in his home. Police say he entered through an open rear window.

That's when officers say the burglar shot Vargo in the shoulder and then escaped.

The victim was rushed to Grant Medical Center, where he is recovering.

Police are asking people who live in the area to be on alert and lock their windows and doors.

Columbus police searched by air and ground and used K9 units to search for any evidence, but police came up empty.

If you have any information you are asked to call Reynoldsburg Police.

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