WORCESTER – A 29-year-old Worcester man was shot early Sunday morning after he was found attempting to break-in to vehicle off of Mill St.
According to the WPD, Zackery Bailey, of 35 Lovell Street, was seen outside the home of a 56-year-old male on Second St. The homeowner told the police that he observed Bailey dressed in all black clothing, wearing a dark colored back pack, on a bike and checking a car door that was parked on the street. Bailey was then seen walking to the homeowners yard and out of sight.
The homeowner grabbed his hand gun and went outside to see what Bailey was doing. He found Bailey and asked him what he was doing on his property. The homeowner then attempted to escort Bailey off of his property, but Bailey began to fight the homeowner.
Neighbors told police that Bailey threatened to shoot the homeowner and started to reach towards his back waistband. The homeowner then fired several rounds at Bailey, who was hit and ran from the scene.
As ThisWeekinWorcester.com previously reported, WPD officers found Bailey on Williamsberg Drive around 1:30 AM. Bailey was treated by Worcester EMS for two gunshot wounds. According to sources, Bailey remained at the hospital under watch of two WPD officers. His injuries are non-life threatening.
At the hospital, officers found that Bailey had an outstanding warrant in effect for Breaking and Entering. He was placed under arrest. He is expected to be released from the hospital on Sunday and will be transported back to WPD headquarters.
The homeowner — a licensed gun owner — was interviewed by WPD detectives at headquarters. He then went to the hospital for injuries sustained in the fight.
This investigation remains active and Bailey could be facing additional charges as the investigation progresses.
Note: ThisWeekinWorcester.com reported early Sunday morning that gunfire was exchanged between the homeowner and Bailey. According to the WPD, Bailey didn’t get any shots off.