Gulfport, Mississippi

From the Sun Herald of September 5, 2007

Man shoots teen, nabs 2 in his house

A 16-year-old required treatment for a gunshot wound Monday night after a resident in the 1500 block of 20th Street fired a gun and chased suspected burglars out of his house, police said.

The man didn’t realize he’d shot anyone and thought all four suspects had fled, but when he re-entered his house he found two of them hiding inside, said Deputy Police Chief Alfred Sexton. The homeowner held the others at gunpoint until police arrived.

The incident was reported to police at 8:49 p.m. The homeowner, whose name was withheld, told police he was home alone when he heard noises coming from another part of the house, said Sexton.

The wounded Gulfport teen’s condition wasn’t available Tuesday, but police said he was released to his parents pending medical treatment and a Youth Court hearing.

The two found inside the man’s home are 14 and 15 and also live in Gulfport, police said.

Police were trying to identify the fourth teenager Tuesday.

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