Police: Off-duty officer thwarts attempted home invasion by shooting suspect

An attempted burglary in Riverhead was stopped Wednesday by an armed homeowner who is also an off-duty Suffolk County deputy sheriff.
Police say the suspect attempted to break into the home around 4 p.m. on Maple Wood Lane.
They say the suspect was confronted by residents who tried to stop him. When he did not stop, police say the off-duty officer shot him once.
The suspect was taken to the hospital.