From the Florida Times-Union of November 20, 2008
Brunswick homeowner shoots burglary suspect
A homeowner shot an armed burglary suspect Wednesday morning after a break-in at a house in the Waverly Pines subdivision, police said.
Roderick Manigault, 20, was shot twice in the abdomen about 8:30 a.m. in a hallway of a neighbor's home in the 600 block of Mitscher Drive, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said.
Manigault was in fair condition at Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick hospital, a medical center spokeswoman said.
Doering said investigators were taking out arrest warrants against Manigault. Police withheld the homeowner's name because the investigation indicates others might have been involved, he said.
"The preliminary investigation shows the homeowner acted properly in self-defense. We have no intention of filing charges against him," Doering said.
Doering would not say how many shots were fired.
Although the burglar was armed, he didn't fire at the homeowner, who was not injured. Police recovered a firearm when Manigault was found wounded in an acquaintance's home about three blocks away from the shooting scene, Doering said.
Doering said the shooting occurred during the second burglary in recent weeks at the home in which guns were stolen.
"The homeowner said he looked down the hallway and saw a burglar who was armed with a gun," Doering said.
After being shot, the burglar fled. Responding to a phone tip, police found Manigault wounded shortly after the shooting, Doering said.
Police recovered some stolen property after Manigault was found, Doering said.