Police prevent gunman from breaking into Wyoming family home

WYOMING, Ohio (WXIX) – A Wyoming father says he and his family woke up Sunday morning to find police shooting a man with a knife on their back porch.

“The guy had a knife and a stone in his hand, it looks like he’s about to kick in the back door,” said Sven Schreiber. “Yeah, that’s gonna freak you out. We have three children at home. Really scary.

Police say Steven Velazco first broke into a neighbor’s house.

This owner was in her kitchen at the time. She says she confronted Velazco, who told her that someone was chasing him.

She recounts the experience as frightening but managed to get Velazco to leave. She immediately called the Wyoming Police Department.

Velazco then went next door, according to police, where Schreiber and his wife live with their three children.

“We have been very lucky,” he said. “It’s really nice to live in a neighborhood, and other people are making calls and the police respond very quickly.”

Court documents indicate that officers also found brass knuckles and a loaded gun in Velazco’s backpack.

Velazco is at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $ 22,000 bond.

He will be in court on Monday, October 4.

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