A suspected burglar allegedly shot by a Suffolk County Corrections Officer is in the intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Sunday after surgery yesterday.
Riverhead resident Thomas Anderson, 33, was allegedly shot by Suffolk County Corrections officer John Kwasna, 45, after Kwasna found the intruder in his Riverhead home early Saturday morning.
According to Riverhead Town Police, they received a call at approximately 4:40 a.m. on Saturday morning from Kwasna, 45, of Old Farm Road in Riverhead, stating that he confronted a man in his home.
Kwasna, who was armed with a handgun, allegedly fired a shot as the individual ran towards him.
On Sunday, details were still unclear regarding whether the alleged intruder was armed.
Anderson was located by police a short distance from the scene with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was arrested by Riverhead Town Police and charged with burglary in the second degree.
Police said Anderson was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center and subsequently, to Stony Brook University Medical Center, for treatment.
Further details on his condition will be reported as they become available.
Kwasna is a 20 year veteran of the Suffolk County Corrections Department.
The investigation is ongoing.