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SHARON, Pennsylvania - A Sharon man says God guided him when he shot an intruder that tried to break into his home.

Pete Dellibovi always carries a gun, even when greeting visitors at his front door.

The 58-year-old has lived in his Sharon home for 33-years and says during that time the neighborhood has been deteriorating.

Just last year his garage was broken into. But he never expected to that someone would try to break into his home in the middle of the afternoon.

Dellibovi was resting when he heard a loud noise coming from his back door. "I approach to see who they were. When I saw this guy, a young black guy, push to try and come in. He saw my gun. He stood up he said oh. I shot a couple of times," Dellibovi said.

Dellibovi says his neighbor heard the noise and then gunfire.

Another neighbor also came to the 58-year-old's home, but in tears.

According to Dellibovi, the neighbor said, "That was my grandson you shot." Dellibovi said, "What?" and the neighbor replied, "You did what you had to do to defend yourself."

Sharon Police say 18-year old Markees Hughes showed up at Sharon Regional Health System 10 minutes after the break-in with a gunshot to the groin.

He was transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.

Hughes appeared in court to waive his extradition to be sent back to Mercer County.

The 18-year old will face burglary and trespassing charges.

This incident is just one of several Sharon Police have been dealing with. "We have had some trouble on the south side of Sharon the past three or four weeks. We have had a couple robberies involving firearms. It's something we are trying to stay on top of right now," said Sharon Police Chief Michael Menster.

In a majority of the incidents, the thieves are taking flat screens, jewelry and pills to sell on the street.

"I am glad it happen this way. I didn't kill nobody. The Lord guided me. It could have been worse," Dellibovi said.

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