Updated:GREENFIELD, Pa. —
After months of searching for a man police believed was involved in a violent home invasion, they said an anonymous tip led them to a house in Greenfield, where he had been staying.
Channel 11’s Timyka Artist delivered news of the arrest to the victim.
“I don’t believe violence is the answer for anything,” said the victim who doesn’t want to be identified.
The bullet wounds on the 31-year-old shooting victim and his dog, Taz, are barely visible, but nothing will erase the memories of the Sunday afternoon when he allegedly came face to face with Ryan Luterman in the home invasion.
Police said Luterman is one of two men who broke into a house on Montclair Avenue in Greenfield, terrorizing the victim’s girlfriend and then shooting the victim and his dog three times.
“I don’t have a gun. I don’t play with guns. I don’t deal with people who play with guns,” said the victim.
Luterman is charged with aggravated assault, burglary and animal cruelty. Police said they also found 12 packets of heroin in his pocket.
“I wasn’t able to make pants for about a month and wasn’t able to do roofing. I fell behind on my bills,” said the victim.
Having spent weeks in rehab for a gunshot wound to his knee, the clothing designer said he still struggles financially.
Police are still searching for the second man involved in the home invasion.