A man ended up in the hospital on this Christmas Eve because of a shooting.
The shooting happened just after noon off of Bradley Road in Fort Mitchell in Russell County.
The Russell County Sheriff's Department tells News Three, two men entered the home with weapons drawn.
The men took off with some items, and then, the homeowner and the men had an altercation.
The homeowner shot one of the men.
Sheriff's Deputies say the two tried to get away in a stolen vehicle from Columbus but the vehicle was shot at as well.
The vehicle was found in a ditch on the homeowner’s property.
The men ran to the neighbor's yard, and the neighbor called 9-1-1.
“A man called saying there was a black male that had been shot, appeared to be by a shotgun, laying in his yard,” says Lt. Heath Taylor of the Russell County Sheriff’s Department.
One of the men is in critical condition at a local hospital.
Both men are in custody.