Ronald Hayes

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- An Atlanta man will not face any charges after shooting a suspect who attempted to break into his home late Wednesday night. 

Officers were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. to a home on Peachtree Street in unincorporated Atlanta after reports of a burglary which ended in a shooting. 

The man told officers that he heard a loud banging from the back of his home, so he grabbed his gun and ran to the back door. According to investigators, he shot at the door a few times and then heard a person screaming.

When the victim opened the door, he saw the suspect, Ronald Hayes, 38, of Doraville laying on the pavement with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

Hayes was transported to a nearby hospital and suffered from non-life-threatening injuries. He was charged with burglary and will be transported to the Gwinnett County Jail. 

This is an ongoing investigation, stay with CBS46 News for updates. 

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