ROCK CREEK -- The man who shot an intruder trying to break into his house told KGW he's going to kill me, I figured it was either him or me
Homeowner Roger Buzzetti said, I didn't want to kill anybody.
The shooting happened Monday night around 8:15 in the 5300 block of NW Edgebrook, according to Sgt. David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The incident began about an hour earlier when a woman called 9-1-1 to report that her son, James Sartor, 39, was tearing up her house in the 5400 block of NW Ridgmoor.
Sartor had been jailed over the weekend after trespassing into the Greek Village Tavern, 301 NW Murray Boulevard, where he had earlier been banned.
He was accused of second-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
Sartor left his mother's home on foot before deputies arrived, Thompson said. Within minutes, dispatchers received a call of a strange man walking through the neighborhood.
While at that call, a third one came, from the Buzzettis, that a man was trying to break into their home and that Roger Buzzetti had a gun.
Before deputies arrived, Sartor had broken a large bay window and had been shot in the leg by Buzzetti. Once there, deputies arrested Sartor.
Sartor was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.
Results of the investigation will be turned over to a grand jury, Thompson said, to determine what charges Sartor may face, and what legal outcome awaits Buzzetti.
KGWReporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report.