A man suspected of breaking into a Turlock home was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being confronted by the homeowner, the Turlock Police Department reported.
The name of the suspect has not been released. He is a 33-year-old man.
Around 6 a.m. Sunday, a man and a woman residing at a home in the 800 block of Emily Street awoke to the noise of someone breaking into their house.
The male resident went to investigate and armed himself with a bat and a knife, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Russ Holeman.
The man confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued, during which time the suspect was hit with the bat and stabbed.
The female resident ran to a neighbor’s home and called 911.
The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries the police department described as life-threatening.
Holeman said there is no known relationship between the suspect and the residents.
The house had been broken into at least once recently.
Detectives have questioned the residents and the investigation remains ongoing. At this time the suspect has not been charged. His current condition is unknown.