The Portsmouth Police Department is investigating a break-in at the home of former Scioto County Sheriff James Sutterfield.
About 1:02 p.m. Thursday, police say an intruder entered Sutterfield’s home, where he was shot and then fled the residence.
Police say the intruder was found and transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center for treatment.
The identity of the intruder had not been released Thursday afternoon, pending notification of family members.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Sutterfield, 64, served as Scioto County Sheriff from 1993-1997.