I normally don't post this stuff, but this scenario has interesting attributes - such as a self-defense shooting in defending a neighbor's property, as well as a one-shot stop with a 9mm:
A Martinez man suspected in several Augusta car break-ins was shot last night by a 39-year-old homeowner who watched the thief enter his neighbor's truck.
Milo Fredrick Hayes III, 19, of Mount Folly Road in Martinez, was shot once in the stomach after he tried to attack Brete Anthony Gunby, of 2014 Westfield Drive, not far from Gunby's home, according to Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Calvin Chew.
Gunby spotted Hayes inside his neighbor's truck shortly before midnight and called deputies, Chew said. He then put a 9mm pistol in his pocket and walked outside to confront Hayes. Hayes attempted to walk away from the vehicle but Gunby continued to follow him and ordered him to stay at the scene until the deputies arrived.
At one point, Hayes put his hand in his pocket, produced an umbrella stolen from the truck and lunged at Gunby. Chew said Gunby didn't know what the suspect had in his hand and fired. Deputies said Gunby had warned Hayes to not attack or he would shoot.
"He was just following him to keep an eye on him until the deputies got there," Pletcher said.
Hayes is in critical but stable condition at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to Investigator Ashley Pletcher. He will be charged with entering an automobile but is a suspect in at least two more car break-ins from earlier Sunday night. No charges have been filed against Gunby as police say it appears to be a case of self defense. Chew said the case would be submitted to the District Attorney's Office to decide whether he could be charged in the shooting.