Two shot, injured in Wilsonville home burglary

Published 6:20 pm Sunday, January 26, 2014


WILSONVILLE — A homeowner and alleged burglar were shot in the midst of a home burglary Jan. 25.

According to a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded to a report of a person shot at about 7:30 p.m. at a residence in the 31000 block of Alabama Highway 25. Upon their arrival, deputies learned that the residents of the home stumbled into a burglary in progress.

At least one of the suspects brandished a gun and shot the homeowner in the leg, who in turn, shot one of the suspects. Southeast Shelby Rescue paramedics and Wilsonville firemedics treated both persons at the scene. The homeowner was transported to a local hospital via ambulance with non life-threatening injuries. The suspect was transported to a local hospital via helicopter with more serious injuries. Shelby County sheriff’s investigators and evidence technicians were dispatched to the residence to process the scene.

Deputies detained a second suspect, and a third suspect was located a short time later. Both suspects are being held pending formal charges.