BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - On Sunday afternoon, around 1 p.m., officers with the Blytheville Police Department were dispatched to the 1600-block of Gladys in response to a reported break-in.
When officers arrived, they found the homeowner, Rodney Rogers, laying by the front door with another man standing beside him.
The man told police Rogers had been shot.
While officers went back out to their patrol car, Rogers walked inside the home.
When they returned, Rogers was laying in the hallway of the home.
Rogers told officials that he heard some loud sounds coming from his garage, so he went to the garage to check it out. That is when he said he was shot.
Rogers said he did not see who shot him, but said "he was going to get them."
Officers asked Rogers who "they" were, but Rogers said he did not know.
Rogers was bleeding from his left hand and leg, according to the press release from Captain Scott Adams with the police department.
Blytheville police then began their investigation and found that the back door of the garage had been forced open, and several .22-caliber casings, with the letter C on the primer, were on the floor.
There was also a blood trail leading from outside of the home into the garage.
The trail continued inside and to the bedroom.
Officials also found a Taurus PT-22, which is a .22-caliber handgun, on the top shelf of the closet.
The gun had one round in the magazine. That bullet had the letter C on the primer, which matched the spent casings.
The blood trail then continued outside to the front door of the home where the police first made contact with the homeowner and victim.
Police also found a footprint on the garage door that had been forced open. The footprint had a Nike swish symbol on it.
Rogers was wearing shoes that matched the footprint left on the door.
Rogers was taken by ambulance to the Great River Medical Center to be treated.
The release states that the pants Rogers was wearing had burn marks on them, which police say suggests a shot from close contact.
The release did not have any suspect information included in it.
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