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Man Shot While Attacking Relatives

Washington Township, PA—A man was shot and arrested after trying to attack two of his relatives in their own home Sunday morning,

According to the PA State Police, 34-year-old William J. Wilson began making threats to two relatives of his who are in their 60s.

The couple told police that Wilson had been acting erratically and destroying items within the home early Sunday morning at about 3:30 am.

At one point during that altercation,

“The victims related that (Wilson) stated to both victims that he would ‘take their faces off,’” a trooper wrote in the report about the incident.

Wilson left the home, but returned 5 hours later at around 8:30 a.m. and began beating on the windows and doors to be let in. The homeowners, who told State Troopers they were related to Wilson, said they were sleeping in the second floor of the home in the master bedroom when the ruckus Wilson was making woke them up.

They didn’t know who it was that was making the noise and hit the panic button on their home security system.

The security system provider, Guardian Home Protection, notified police of the panic buttons activation. Approximately ten minutes later they again notified police, this time to report that there had been a shooting of an intruder at the home.

According to the homeowners, Wilson had broken several second story windows in an attempt to get into the home before finally finding a way in through a second story balcony. Once inside, Wilson charged the homeowners bedroom door and broke it down.

“Once that bedroom door was forced open, one victim fired a single shot from a 9-m.m. handgun, striking (Wilson) in the right arm,” court records say.

Wilson was wounded in the right biceps but fled the scene and was soon discovered outside by a neighbor.

At some point, it is uncertain how, Wilson arrived at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. where he was contacted by police with a warrant for his arrest on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and harassment.

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