Updated on July 23rd at 5:34 p.m.:
On Saturday evening, Gerald Mirto, of 66 Point Lookout, heard noises from the rear yard. He looked out a second story window and saw a man's head near the slider door.
Mirto went downstairs and saw that the screen window was broken and a suspect was standing outside.
The suspect was not wearing any clothing and Mirto yelled at the suspect to leave.
The suspect bit the homeowner on the arm several times and punched him on the right side of his head.
Mirto pushed the suspect out of the house, went upstairs, retrieved his gun, called 9-1-1, and saw that the suspect had entered his home.
The suspect rushed Mirto. Mirto fired one shot, striking the suspect in the chest.
A search was conducted for the suspect, Benjamin Prue, age 25 of 312 Scardiffe Court, Rolesville, North Carolina.
Prue was allegedly found knee-deep in the water of the Long Island Sound.
Prue is still in critical condition at Yale New Haven Hospital. Charges are forthcoming.
A man who allegedly engaged in a home invasion in Milford Saturday night is in critical condition after the homeowner shot him in the chest.
The suspect, who police identified as Benjamin Prue, 25, of an unknown address, is listed in critical condition at Yale New Haven Hospital.
The 67-year-old Point Lookout homeowner was alerted to the intruder by a noise outside his home Saturday night, police said. Upon finding a screen to the home forced open, the homeowner was reportedly confronted by the intruder. After a struggle, the homeowner retreated to the second floor and grabbed his handgun, according to the police report, which was just released.
The homeowner returned to the first floor of his residence to find the intruder attempting to steal his television, police said. The homeowner pleaded with the man to leave, b ut the suspect reportedly engaged in a second physical altercation with the homeowner. That is when the homeowner shot the intruder in the chest, police said.
Milford Police responded to the home invasion complaint shortly after 10 p.m. and apprehended the alleged intruder in the water a short distance from the Point Lookout home.
During their investigation, police located a 2000 grey Volvo owned by Prue a short distance from the Point Lookout home. Police found evidence of crack cocaine and paraphernalia used to ingest it inside the vehicle, and the trunk was reportedly open.
The investigation remains open. Anyone with information about this incident or who may have seen the vehicle in the area is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Chacon the Milford Police Detective Division at 203-877-1465.