Owner reportedly shoots at burglar; Suspect arrested

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- One man has been arrested for his alleged role in an overnight vehicle burglary, according to Topeka Police Dept.

Fifty-two year-old Donald Marks was booked into jail for vehicle burglary, criminal damage, and theft.

Police says they were called just after midnight to the 3300 block of Medford Ct. on a report of a vehicle burglary and gunfire.

Authorities say the vehicle owner told him saw the crime being committed and confronted the suspect.

He said when the burglar started to come toward the owner, he fired a single shot into the ground to stop his advance. The suspect then ran west, got into a pick up with another suspect and took off.

Police later found the get-away vehicle in the Hi-Crest neighborhood. After a short pursuit and foot chase, two men were taken in for questioning and one of whom, Marks, was detained.

All stolen items were returned to the victim. The TPD said they are still investigating.

CORRECTION: This story originally reported two people have been arrested in this incident. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, only one person has been arrested. The story has been updated.