MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A homeowner shot someone who broke into their house late Tuesday night in Fox Meadows.
Memphis Police say a little after 10 p.m., they responded to a prowler call in the 3300 block of Cody Drive. A suspect broke into a residence, and the homeowner fired shots.
MPD says the person ran from the home. They were found just a street over in the 5400 block of Heritage. They had been shot and were taken to Regional One Health in critical condition.
According to MPD, 29-year-old Westley Williams has been charged with Aggravated Burglary. As of now, it is unclear whether Tennessee’s “Stand Your Ground Law” will be in place.
According to Tennessee Code Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6, a person is justified in threatening or using force against another person when the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to protect against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful force.
The law also says that the person must reasonably believe there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury.
Police have not said if the homeowner will face any charges.