Thursday, July 9, 2009

Texas: Intruder Shot North Of Whitney

Whitney, Texas

From the Publication of July 9, 2009
Intruder Shot North Of Whitney

An apparent ongoing dispute led to an intruder being shot after he forced his way into a Whitney area home late Saturday, July 4.

Hill County Sheriff’s Office deputies had been to a residence in the 300 block of Timberline Street off Farm Road 1713 earlier in the evening.

The shooting was called into authorities at 11:53 p.m. after the victim forced open a door at the home to gain entry.

The 46-year-old Whitney man struggled with the 43-year-old homeowner before he armed himself with a .22 caliber pistol.

One shot was apparently fired, striking the older man in the abdomen.

The victim fled and was taken to Lake Whitney Medical Center in Whitney by private vehicle.

He was later flown by Air Evac to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

According to sheriff’s office reports, he was listed in stable condition the following day.

Sheriff Jeffrey T. Lyon said that a charge of burglary of a habitation is expected to be filed on the man after he is released from the hospital.

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