A homeowner was shot in the leg allegedly by a suspect that was trying to break into cars in his neighborhood on Stephen Wiltz Road.

St. Martin Parish investigators say when the homeowner confronted the suspect, that's the when the suspect ran off

While fleeing, the suspect fired a shot that ended up hitting the homeowner in the leg.

The suspect has been described as a black male wearing dark clothes and driving tan or silver car.

Anyone with information should call the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 441-3030.