The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has released more information related to Wednesday’s shooting. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Sheriff Kerrick Alumbaugh:
According to the department’s report, deputies responded to a home on Gillespie Road after the homeowner reportedly shot at two alleged intruders. One of the suspects was hit in the shoulder and the other fled the scene in what authorities believe was a grayish/green 1990s model Chevy suburban. The vehicle was last seen heading west into Jackson County. The injured suspect was flown to Research Hospital where he remains hospitalized. The investigation continues.
Press Release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department
On July 11, 2012 at about 12:11 P.M., Lafayette County deputies responded to an attempted burglary on Gillespie Road in western Lafayette County near the Jackson County line. The homeowner heard someone ring the door bell at the front door of his residence. When the he went to the front door, he observed two white males walking from the front to the back of his home. He then saw the men in the back yard. The homeowner, who had armed himself, went to the side door of his home. As he approached the door, it was kicked in by one of the men. The homeowner fired at the men.
One of the men was shot in the left shoulder and the other fled the scene in what is believed to be a grayish green in color 1990’s model Chevrolet Suburban that was parked at the end of driveway by the road. The vehicle left towards Jackson County on Gillespie Road.
The injured suspect was treated at the scene by Sni-Valley Fire Protection District Paramedics and taken by Life Flight helicopter to Research hospital where he remains hospitalized. The case is currently under investigation.