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Police: Robber shoots self in leg after strapping victim to a chair

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A home invasion victim said he was tied up while robbers ransacked his home on Sept. 28, 2016. (Source: FOX5) A home invasion victim said he was tied up while robbers ransacked his home on Sept. 28, 2016. (Source: FOX5)
A Las Vegas Metro vehicle at the scene of a home invasion in the northwest part of town on Sept. 28, 2016. (Source: FOX5) A Las Vegas Metro vehicle at the scene of a home invasion in the northwest part of town on Sept. 28, 2016. (Source: FOX5)
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A man in northwest Las Vegas is recovering after he was robbed and tied to a chair on Wednesday morning in his own home.

Now police say one of the suspected robbers has been arrested at a local hospital after he may have shot himself in the leg on the way out.

The victim, who spoke to FOX5 exclusively, said he did not want to be identified. He said he's not sure why his house was targeted, but admits he made it too easy by leaving the garage door open with his red Ferrari inside.

He said he opened the door to get into his garage when immediately he was confronted by two men holding shotguns, dressed all in black.

“I'm scared as heck,” the victim recounted. “I got a shotgun in my face. I never experienced anything like that in my life.”

The robbers rummaged through the house for almost an hour after tying up the man with computer cables and electrical tape. At one point, the victim said, he was attacked.

“I told them I don’t have anything, and I got hit in the head with the butt of a shotgun,” he said. “I was told, ‘Don’t look at me! Shut up and look at the floor!’”

Police said the robbers weren’t exactly the smartest criminals they’ve ever seen, calling the whole job “sloppy.”

“Especially to shoot yourself in the leg,” laughed Officer William Pollock. “We were here in two to three minutes.”

Officers said one of the suspects drove the other to the hospital, but didn’t stay as his accomplice was wheeled into the emergency room. The suspect lost a lot of blood but made it through surgery before he was arrested.

“Hopefully his partner will dime him out and we'll get him in custody too,” Pollock said. 

The victim said he was able to get his driver’s license back because it was found on the suspect when he was rushed into surgery at the hospital. Now he’s just glad he made it out alive, and he hopes to get the rest of his stuff back.

“When I go back and I think back on what happened this morning, I could have very easily been shot just because I opened my mouth,” he said.

Officers have not yet identified the person they arrested.

If you have any information about the second suspect in this case, please call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

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