UPDATE: Potential Burglar Shot By Victim Connected To Nearby Robbery

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A would-be burglary ends with the suspect shot in the chest.

Two break-ins happened minutes apart from each other Saturday morning. Huntsville Police have confirmed to WHNT News 19 the suspect involved in both cases is the same person.

This happened at a home at 2409  Dairy Lane overnight.  Police say a man knocked at the door, and said he needed help.

The 83-year-old man who lives at the home, Walter Johnson, answered the door and then went to call 911.

Police say then the man began kicking in the door and managed to get inside.

Huntsville Police say Johnson got a handgun and fired at the man once, hitting him in the chest.

Police say the man jumped out of a window and took off.

Huntsville Police got to the home shortly after that, but officers say initially they couldn’t find the man.

Since Saturday morning police haven’t said if they arrested the suspect.

Another incident happened shortly around the same time, just down the road.

A man fitting the same description given to officers broke into a home and demanded money. The man sleeping inside at the time managed to get away to a neighbor’s house.

Huntsville Police said Monday the man is recovering from the gunshot wound and has not been formally charged. They will release his name then.

 

 

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