Shots fired during burglary, suspect charged

UPDATE @ 10:57 a.m.:

Deputies have identified the man accused of breaking into a Clifton Road home, where the homeowner fired shots to scare him off.

Devan Leon Eugene Mercer was arrested and charged with felony burglary, authorities said.

“I just know him. I’ve known him for years,” the 911 caller said after firing three shots to scare him off. “He just ran.”

Mercer was released from prison last October after serving nearly five years for a burglary and attempted burglary conviction, also in Greene County, according to state records.


A man was arrested following a short pursuit after a report of shots being fired during a reported burglary on Clifton Road this afternoon, deputies said.

Deputies responded to the home in the 1700 block of Clifton around 12:30 p.m.

After responding to the burglary report, a short pursuit of a suspect vehicle occurred, which ultimately ended in an arrest on Radar Street in Xenia, deputies said. The suspect had his dog with him during the chase.

Deputies have not released the suspect's name and are still investigating whether any shots were actually fired during the reported burglary.

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