Vicksburg woman shoots burglary suspect inside home, says police

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg police are investigating after a woman shot a suspect who broke into her home. The incident happened in the 900 block of Hillcrest Street.

Police said the homeowner came home and found a man inside her house. Investigators said the man made a threatening move, and a shot was fired. The suspect left the home through an open window.

He was later found at the River City Rescue Mission on Washington Street with a gunshot wound to his forearm. He was treated by paramedics and taken to River Region Merit Health for further treatment.

Investigators said the suspect will face burglary charges once he is release from the hospital. The homeowner will not be charged at this time based on the castle doctrine. This case will be presented to the next grand jury for review.

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