Man shot by homeowner during alleged robbery in Blytheville

Man shot by homeowner during alleged robbery in Blytheville

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Blytheville homeowner has shot an apparent burglar as the two exchanged gunfire.

The Blytheville Courier News reports that a 27-year-old man was shot around 11:15 p.m. Saturday.

Assistant police chief Ricky Jefferson says police received a call about a burglary and shots fired at a residence.

The burglary victims told police that a 17-year-old suspect they know knocked on the door and asked for a cigarette. While the victim reached for one, another suspect barged in wearing a bandanna and pointing a pistol.

Jefferson says the homeowner reached for his own pistol and fired at the man, who returned fire. The two suspects fled the area.

The second man was found nearby suffering from gunshot wounds. He's currently at a hospital in Memphis, where his condition is unknown.

The juvenile suspect is at large.

Information from: Blytheville Courier News,

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