Homeowner shoots suspect in attempted burglary

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police are investigating a shooting from just after 8 am Thursday morning on 61st South. Police officials tell WIAT 42 that two suspects entered the home, that is where the homeowner shot one of the men.

Witnesses say they saw the two suspects flee the house with the homeowner behind them still firing. The suspect shot was dropped off at Montclair by the other suspect who drove off.

The injured suspect has been sent to UAB for possible surgery. Lt. Edwards of the Birmingham Police has confirmed with WIAT 42 that the second suspect has been taken into custody.

Police are currently speaking with the homeowner.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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