(LOS ANGELES) -- A man who was shot after allegedly breaking into a Van Nuys home was charged with assault Friday.
Grachia Nalbandyan, of Glendale, is accused of forcing his way into a guest house on Sept. 15 and threatening to kill a resident, according to officials. During the altercation, the 25-year-old hit the victim with a glass measuring cup.
The resident left toward the main house to retrieve a shotgun, then followed Nalbandyan and reportedly told him to leave while he fired warning shots into the ground.
Officials said the victim shot Nalbandyan once on the hip, and he tried to escape by stealing a car.
Nalbandyan faces one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and attempted grand theft auto. He faces a maximum sentence of more than seven years in prison if convicted of all charges.
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