Hernando woman shoots suspected intruder, deputies say

HERNANDO, Miss. — A Mississippi woman shot a man trying to get into her home early Friday morning, deputies said.

The incident happened in the 11000 block of Sunset Drive in Hernando. Deputies were called for a reported burglary.

According to the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department, the woman was home when the man tried to make his way inside around 2:30 a.m.

She grabbed a gun and opened fire, shooting through the door and hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Baptist Desoto but was eventually rushed to the Regional Medical Center.

He was listed as stable with a gunshot to the arm, authorities said. The homeowner was not injured.

The sheriff’s department said later Friday that the woman and man were acquainted. A news release referred to the man as a “victim.”

The investigation is ongoing.