Knox County, Tennessee

From Knoxville’s of November 12, 2007

Knox Co. homeowner fights back, shoots would-be burglar

A homeowner in south Knox County stopped a home invasion robbery by shooting a would-be burglar.

Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office say just before midnight Sunday, a pair of men kicked in the door of an elderly couple’s home on Chestnut Street.

The homeowner opened fire, wounding one of the robbers. The pair then fled without taking anything from the home.

The wounded suspect turned up a few minutes later outside UT Medical Center. The other suspect apparently dropped off their partner and then fled.

Deputies are still searching for the second suspect. The sheriff’s office has yet to release a description of that suspect.

It isn’t clear if the homeowner was injured in the incident.


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