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Man Shot By Off-Duty Officer in Wheaton Claims Self-Defense

A 19-year-old Hoffman Estates man faces charges of home invasion and aggravated battery following an October incident in unincorporated Wheaton.

Man Shot By Off-Duty Officer in Wheaton Claims Self-Defense

The man wants to claim self-defense at his .

The attorney for Kerin Ramirez, who is charged with home invasion in the 2011 incident, states in court records that his client was "unarmed and highly intoxicated" at the time he scuffled with the Wood Dale police officer in his home near Wheaton.

The officer shot Ramirez in the stomach during the altercation. A judge on March 1 denied Ramirez's request to see disciplinary records for a neighbor, a retired DuPage County sheriff's deputy, who joined the fight with Ramirez. A March 20 hearing was set to determine whether Ramirez can claim self defense.

According to reports, on Saturday Sept. 24  and found an intruder in his home, 1N224 Papworth Street. A fight ensued with the intruder and after the homeowner identified himself as a police officer the intruder, allegedly Ramirez, refused to leave and the homeowner shot him in the stomach.

Initial reports suggest that Ramirez was intoxicated during the altercation. Patch previously  after the incident who said officers were inquiring about parties the night before the fight.

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