MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A burglary suspect was shot after the homeowner caught him in the act on November 30, 2011.
Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting call on the 7400-block of Locke Road in Millington around 9:15pm. When they arrived, the homeowner told them he had come home to find his front door open with his belongings stacked outside. He went inside and said he was "charged" by the suspect. The homeowner then pulled out a gun and shot the suspect.
The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but was held at gunpoint until deputies arrived. He was transported to The Med in extremely critical condition, and later identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey Butcher.
The homeowner did have a permit to carry a gun. The incident is still under investigation.