Shelby County homeowner shoots intruder

March 29, 2012

Police say a Shelby County homeowner shot and wounded a man attempting to break into his house at 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The incident took place in the 8000 block of West Sycamore Road in the small community of Pleasant View. The homeowner said he was awakened by the intruder trying to break in through the front door. He warned the man several times before shooting him through the door, he said. Police said the man, who was shot in the hip, was taken to the Shelby County Jail after being released from the hospital.