The defense for Kerin Ramirez, who is charged with home invasion and aggravated battery after an incident in September 2011, will tell jurors the man was drunk when he entered an off-duty police officer's home and was shot in an altercation, the Daily Herald reports.
Ramirez, 20, is accused of breaking into the home of a Wood Dale police officer’s home on Papworth Street, near Wheaton, during the morning of September 24, 2011. He scuffled with the officer, who was home with his wife and children, ages 2 and 4, before a neighbor, a retired DuPage County sheriff’s deputy, joined in the altercation. At one point, the officer retrieved a gun and shot Ramirez in the midsection.
His trial was delayed multiple times earlier this year, and will begin April 16, 2013.
He remains at DuPage County Jail on $300,000 bond.
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