Fayetteville burglary suspect shot by resident

Fayetteville burglary suspect shot by resident

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A Thursday afternoon armed home invasion in Fayetteville’s Lakemont subdivision resulted in the suspect being shot four times and critically injured by a resident of the home being invaded, according to police.

Fayetteville Police got the call at 2:51 p.m. that a person had been shot at a home on Windridge Drive, which is in the Lakemont subdivision off Redwine Road. When they arrived, they were reportedly told by a resident of the home that he had heard the suspect trying to enter the house through a door leading to the garage down below.

The resident told police he could see that the suspect was carrying a gun in his garage, according to Fayetteville Police Lieutenant Mike Whitlow. The resident then reportedly retrieved a gun of his own before hearing the suspect entering the house through a downstairs rear entry way.

Whitlow said the suspect had cut the screen from a window and had entered the home through it.

“The suspect forced entry into the home and was shot by the resident,” Whitlow said late Thursday afternoon. “The suspect was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with four gunshot wounds and is in critical condition.”

As of late Thursday evening, Whitlow said the suspect’s condition was not known to have changed since being listed in critical condition.

Danny Harrison contributed to this report.

Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.