Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Fort Worth, Texas

From the Fort Worth Star Telegram of May 16, 2006
Home invasion suspect recovering after being shot four times

A 20-year-old man was shot four times Monday while forcing his way into an apartment in southwest Fort Worth, police said. On Tuesday, he was recovering but facing assault charges.

Jonathan Kirby, 20, was being treated at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital for gunshot wounds to his right foot, right thigh, right arm and the right side of his back, police said.

Meanwhile, Kirby also faced charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the incident, which happened at about 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Coffee Creek Apartments, 6365 Hulen Bend Court, police said.

According to a police report, Eric Johnson, 24, answered a knock at the door of his apartment and was confronted by two men.

A man later identified as Kirby pushed the door open and entered the apartment, the report said.

``That suspect pointed a revolver at the complainant and said `you know what this is,' '' according to the report.

It was unclear Tuesday whether Johnson already knew the suspects, said Lt. Gene Jones, police spokesman.

Johnson grabbed the revolver and began wrestling with Kirby; he then pulled a revolver from his own waistband and fired four rounds into Kirby's body, the report said.

The other suspect went to a bedroom in the apartment and shut the door. Johnson later told police he heard glass breaking; he entered the room and then saw the man jump from an adjoining balcony.

Johnson called police, who arrived and took Kirby into custody, but the other suspect got away, the report said.

A MedStar ambulance took Kirby to the hospital, where he was in stable but critical condition, according to the report. Hospital spokeswomen, however, said they had no information about him.

The incident was still under investigation Tuesday, but police said Johnson would not be charged for shooting Kirby.

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