Homeowner Charged After Shooting Intruder
This is a classic case of what not to do during a home invasion.
I heard on my way in to work this morning, that the guy (Home owner) fired a warning shot in the air before shootin the guy in the pooper.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Lithonia homeowner has been charged with aggravated assault after shooting a man he said was attempting to break into his home Thursday, according to police.
DeKalb Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the homeowner was charged because he shot the intruder outside his residence.
Neighbors said someone tried to knock down the door of a home on Gadwall Circle Thursday afternoon.
“The homeowners were inside. They didn’t know (the suspect) and they shot. We heard four shots and he ran out and fell out here,” said neighbor Willie Brooks.
Parish said the suspected thief received two gunshot wounds to his buttocks but the injuries are not considered life-threatening. He was charged with attempted burglary.
Police have not officially released the suspect’s name, but a DeKalb County police source told Channel 2 Action News he is 26-year-old Frederick Lee Williams from Monroe, La.
Neighbors said it wasn’t the first time there had been trouble in the neighborhood.
Channel 2 Action News reporter Diana Davis asked Brooks if he was surprised that the incident happened in the middle of the day. “Very, very much so. For something like this to happen in broad daylight…it’s scary. It’s really scary.”
The homeowner was not injured.