Sunday, December 19, 2010
shot during apparent break-in
Monitor Staff Reports
CHEROKEE SHORESA juvenile male is reported to be in stable condition at a Tyler hospital with a gunshot wound after a man investigating an apparent break-in at a next-door vacation home shot at a group of intruders inside the residence.
At 3:52 a.m., the Henderson County Sheriffs Office received a 911 burglary in progress call from a Geronimo Street resident, who advised dispatchers he had been awakened by a loud noise coming from the empty vacation home next door.
The caller said as he was checking the neighbors house, he encountered a group of four suspects. The caller fired one shot from his rifle, and said he believed the shot struck one of the suspects.
Two minutes later, the HCSO received a second 911 call reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound was lying in the middle of the road.
Deputies John Long and Joseph Durr responded to the area, discovering the young white male was lying in the middle of Van Horn Street, close to the original call.
Lt. Bryan Tower, Maj. Botie Hillhouse and investigators Kalon Rollins and Wick Gabbard also responded to aid the deputies in the investigation, Sheriff Ray Nutt reported in a news release issued Tuesday.
The gunshot victim was stabilized at the scene and later airlifted from the Gun Barrel City emergency room to the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
The gunshot victim and burglary suspect is known to be in stable condition and should recover, Nutt reported.
Investigators confirmed the gunshot victim and three other suspects had forced their way into the vacation home, Nutt said.
No charges have been filed against the original caller in connection with the shooting, Nutt reported, adding no names could be released yet, since the investigation was ongoing.
Upon the completion of the investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Henderson County District Attorneys Office for review, Nutt reported.
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