Father walks in on daughter’s home being burgled

By CASSANDRA MICKENS / Associate Editor

COLUMBIANA — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home burglary in which the homeowner’s father shot at three suspects.

Deputies responded to a burglary in progress call in the 16000 block of Shelby County 55 in Vandiver at about 10:30 a.m. April 1, according to a news release. The father, whose identity was not disclosed, reported that he “walked in on [his] daughter’s home being burglarized.”

The father also reported that three black males fled the scene reportedly armed with a handgun in a vehicle that he described as a white older model Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury.  The father said he fired a shotgun at the fleeing vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Deputies were dispatched to the area to locate the suspect vehicle, and have detained three suspects and the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.