One man is facing several charges after he allegedly broke into a family’s home in the Troup area and was shot by the lady homeowner during a fight Tuesday according to KLTV.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a 911 call around 8:30 a.m. from a woman who said she had shot someone who was breaking into her home, located on County Road 4808 near Troup.
The sheriff’s office said it appeared from their initial investigation that the suspect broke in through the front door, and confronted several people inside. One of the homeowner’s arrived home several minutes later and was attacked at the back door. According to authorities, the husband and suspect fought for several minutes, before the husband was able to break free and run inside the home.
The suspect followed the man back inside his home, and the fighting continued. The homeowner’s wife ordered the suspect to stop and leave, but when the suspect continued the attack, she shot him once, according to the sheriff’s office. Authorities are not saying where the suspect was hit. The husband detained the suspect until deputies arrived.
The suspect was taken to a Tyler hospital. Officials said the suspect would remain in the hospital for an undetermined amount of time.
The names of homeowners and suspects are not being released at this time. Cherokee County officials said they will charge the suspect with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. Other charges may be added following the outcome of an investigation.
On Wednesday, officials said hospital staff said there had been no substantial change in the man’s status.
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