Memphis Home Invader Stopped By Homeowner with Gun

A burglar who brazenly attempted a home invasion on a busy Memphis street woke the residents of the home, and was subsequently shot in the head by the homeowner:

A home invasion suspect is at Regional Medical Center in critical condition after police say he broke into a home in the 2000 block of Range Line Road, and the homeowner caught him.

“We heard glass bust and then we heard shooting,” neighbor Melisha Davis said.

Police say a man broke into a house while the family was sleeping just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The homeowner woke up to find the intruder in his house and shot him in the head.

“For it to be on a main street like this–where cars drive–out in the open, that was something shocking to me,” Davis said.

The homeowner and his family talked with police on the scene. No one else was injured.

Neighbors had very little sympathy for the shot burglar, as the area had been plagued by a rash of break-ins and violence from local criminals.

Another Memphis man disarmed and shot a carjacker with his own gun earlier in the week, before being shot by the carjacker’s accomplice. The criminal died in that shooting, and the victim was in critical condition.

Memphis had unfortunately been the focus of several Bearing Arms articles in recent months due to an apparent surge in criminal activity.