Property owner pleads guilty to shooting suspected burglar

Property owner pleads guilty to shooting suspected burglar

A property owner is facing prison time for shooting a man he found in an empty building he owns. At first, the case sounded like a guy just protecting his property. But he now has plead guilty for going too far.

That guy could now go to prison. Records show Miodrag Bugarcic pleaded guilty to felony assault.

A plea deal for shooting and wounding a man he said he'd found stealing wire in an empty old industrial building he owns on Cleveland's east side.

Cuyahoga county prosecutors say Bugarcic shot the guy coming in to the warehouse, then twice more running away.

19 Action News has reported on Bugarcic before, who once shot and killed a suspected burglar. And he wounded yet another. No charges in those cases.

Bugarcic faces two to eight years in prison. The price he'll pay for protecting his property but going too far.

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