Suspected home invader charged after being released from the hospital

Genesee County

STAFFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) — UPDATE: Cooper has been hospitalized since the incident and is now being charged with burglary, robbery, and grand larceny upon his release from the hospital.

ORIGINAL: A home invasion suspect was shot in Genesee County Tuesday night.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office says Charles Cooper forced his way into a home on Clinton Street Road in Stafford just around 9 p.m.

Authorities say he asked for money and showed what appeared to be a gun.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner then got his own gun and shot Cooper.

Cooper was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight.

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