Would-be burglar hospitalized after run-in with business owner

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

A man caught trying to break into an Orlando used car dealership ended up in the hospital when he was confronted by the business owner early Sunday morning.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Value Line Auto Sales around 1 a.m. Sunday in reference to a burglary.

Deputies said they heard a shot fired as they arrived.

Investigators said the business owner, who was inside at the time, shot at a man he said was trying to break into the dealership through a window.

Deputies took the alleged burglar into custody. The man had to be taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for cuts to the abdomen he sustained while trying to crawl through the window.

According to deputies, it’s still unclear whether or not the suspect was also shot.

"They observed the suspect going into the business and on the way out they confronted him They transported him just in case because there were some injuries. They couldn't tell whether it was from the gunshot and or from the window," said Lt. Mark Connor with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.