Police: Man shot after pleasuring himself, breaking into 2 apartments

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Monday, December 29, 2014
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BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police say a bizarre series of events led to the shooting of a burglary suspect in Bensalem, Buck County.

It was 8:35 p.m. Sunday when police responded to the Franklin Commons Apartments in the 1000 block of Boblink Drive.

Police say they received reports of a man masturbating on the deck of a second floor apartment.

The female resident of the apartment called 911 and then fled to a neighboring apartment.

The suspect, later identified by police as 21-year-old Angel Suarez Medero from Bensalem, allegedly forced his way into the apartment through the sliding glass door, and a very short time later he jumped out of the second floor bedroom window.

Police say Medero then broke into a first floor unit and assaulted two of the occupants.

Authorities say a resident with a .45 caliber gun then shot the alleged intruder twice.

Despite being shot, Medero allegedly continued to struggle with the resident until police arrived.

"We have one bad guy with two bullets in him," said Bensalem Director of Public Safety Fred Harran.

Medero was taken to Aria Health/Frankford in critical condition.

Police say he will be charged with burglary, assault, and related offenses once his condition improves.