CERES — A Ceres man was injured Thursday afternoon when he fought for a gun with a man who attempted to rob him.
The home invasion occurred in the 2700 block of Twin Bridges Drive just before 2:30 p.m. when the victim responded to a knock at his door and had a gun pointed at his face when he opened it, said Ceres police Sgt. James Robbins.
The suspect moved into the home and the victim quickly tried to take the gun from him. As the two wrestled for the firearm, it discharged, sending a bullet into the floor, Robbins said. At that point, the suspect ran through the house and out the back door, ditching the firearm about a block away.
Officers and a police dog responded to the scene and the dog tracked the suspect's scent four blocks away to Morgan and Kinser roads, but lost it there.
The resident injured his arm during the struggle with the suspect, Robbins said.
The suspect is described only as a young Latino man.