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West Knox homeowner shoots intruder

5:52 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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Knoxville Police say a West Knoxville man shot a man who broke into his home on Friday.

The shooting was reported just before 10:00 am on Lance Drive in West Knoxville.

Investigators say the 59-year-old homeowner was sitting on his back porch when he saw someone peering in the window of his front door.  The man went back into the house and got a handgun and confronted two men, who rushed in and attacked him.  The homeowner managed to shoot one of the intruders in the upper chest, then the two men fled.

A few minutes later, a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off at Fort Sanders hospital.  Joshua Williams, 18, was later transferred to UT Medical Center for further treatment.  His current condition is not known.

Investigators determined a third suspect who was at the house during the attack dropped Williams off at the hospital, then left.

Police are still looking for those two suspects.

The homeowner was take to UT Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

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