While the woman was in the kitchen, the man reached for his gun and shot the man as he stood by the door with his wallet.
“I guess he was counting my money,” he said. “I aimed for his leg and I got him.”
The woman yelled that she was afraid he was going to shoot her too.
“It told her, ‘You get your ass out of here and I won’t shoot you,’ ” the homeowner said.
The suspect took the man’s cell phone, home phone and wallet. He said they unhooked the television, but he got the shot in before they were able to take it.
The cell phone was later found by police several streets away.
On Wednesday, the man sat in his home with this dog. His face was red and swollen, but he is recovering. Blood droplets were visible on his porch.
Hamilton detectives said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident on Pleasant Avenue about 7:30 p.m. is asked to call 513-868-5811 ext. 2002.