Homeowner catches burglar, shoots him in the arm

Photo provided by Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:32am

SPRINGFIELD, LA (FOX44) — A homeowner caught a burglar in the act this morning in Springfield. After calling the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, an argument between the two broke out and the homeowner shot the burglar in the arm.

The incident happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Officials tell NBC33 News that the attempted break in happened at a home on Church of God Road in Springfield.

We’re told the owner of the home does not live at the residence, but does own the property and lives at a home on the same street. They say Aaron Church, 18, set off the burglar alarm, and that’s when the homeowner came to inspect the home.

“The homeowner blocked the burglar in some sort of way,” Perry Rushing, Livingston Sheriff’s Office, explained. “Some sort of argument began between the two, and that’s when the homeowner shot the burglar in the arm. The wound does not appear to be life threatening.”

Church was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injury.

At this time the investigation is still open, and no charges have been filed against the homeowner.

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