UPDATE: Man Shoots Intruder at Home in DeKalb County

The shooting took place at this home on DeKalb County Road 1966. (Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

The shooting took place at this home on DeKalb County Road 1966. (Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

The shooting took place at this home on DeKalb County Road 1966. (Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

The shooting took place at this home on DeKalb County Road 1966. (Photo: Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in the Whiton community, in southern DeKalb County.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said a man now identified as Tony Kitchens, 60 of Albertville, went to a home on County Road 1966, breaking in and demanding to speak to the homeowner. That man wasn’t there, but his father was.

Sheriff Harris said Kitchens started to beat the homeowner’s father with a large flashlight.

“He said he was here to whoop his butt, apparently you know. They got into a little altercation,” said Sheriff Harris. “The guy that came into the residence picked up a flashlight.  The one with the big batteries on the bottom. Started beating the dad with it.”

The man grabbed his shotgun and shot Kitchens in the leg.

Sheriff Harris said Kitchens’ main artery in one of his legs was wounded. He was flown to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

Sheriff Harris said the man inside the home was beaten badly, but is refusing medical treatment.

At this time no charges have been filed, but the investigation is still on going. District Attorney Mike Odell or the Grand Jury will make a decision on charges if any will be filed, according to Sheriff Harris.



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