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Deputies: Homeowner interrupts burglary, fires shots

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Deputies were out searching with a K-9 officer after the burglary subjects fled. (Oct. 15, 2012/FOX Carolina) Deputies were out searching with a K-9 officer after the burglary subjects fled. (Oct. 15, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Deputies find the van ditched by the alleged burglars near Old Pelzer Road and Emily Lane. (Oct. 15, 2012/FOX Carolina) Deputies find the van ditched by the alleged burglars near Old Pelzer Road and Emily Lane. (Oct. 15, 2012/FOX Carolina)
PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said they were searching for burglary subjects after a homeowner found four people breaking into his house and fired shots at them as they fled.

Greenville County deputies said the man arrived at his Emily Lane home in Piedmont on Monday morning and noticed some of his belongings outside about 10:40 a.m. He realized someone was breaking in, walked around to the back of his home and saw four people, deputies said.

The man told deputies he approached the subjects, told them police were on their way so they needed to stay put, and that he was armed.

SLIDESHOW: Deputies search for remaining burglary subjects

Deputies said the four jumped into a minivan and drove at the homeowner, prompting him to fire shots at their van as he felt threatened. Deputies said bullets struck the van's tires and one of the subjects.

All four ditched  the van near Emily Lane and Old Pelzer Road, deputies said. Deputies said the injured man was located and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injures. Later in the day, deputies said they arrested a second subject after searching for them with canine officers throughout the surrounding area.

The remaining two have not yet been located and deputies said they do not have reason to believe they are armed.

Deputies ask anyone who sees someone suspicious in the area to call the sheriff's office or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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