Jul 30, 2014

Update: Georgia Tech Student Shoots "High" Home Intruder

Early Tuesday morning incident in Home Park results in confused man apparently under the influence of drugs being shot in the chest

Update: Georgia Tech Student Shoots "High" Home Intruder

Update 9:20 a.m. – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the man shot Tuesday morning was a confused neighbor who was under the influence of drugs and thought the home he was entering was his own.

After speaking with an Atlanta Police Department captain, the newspaper reported that the intruder apparently was “high on drugs and thought he was at his own home.”

Another APD official, Detective P.J. Roberson, said the suspect was an area resident and "actually entered two houses in the neighborhood, thinking it was his."

According to the AJC, the suspect will be charged with criminal trespassing and the student who fired the shot will not be charged. See here for more.

Original story - An intruder who broke through the window of a Home Park residence early Tuesday morning was shot by a Georgia Tech graduate student according to several news outlets.

WSB Radio reported that according to the Atlanta Police, shortly after 5:30 a.m., a man attempted to enter through a window at a Curran Street home near 10th Street. Three Tech students were asleep in the home and were awaken by the broken glass.

It was then that the first-year grad student fired a pistol and hit the intruder in the chest.

Several news outlets were reporting Tuesday that the intruder was taken to Grady hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation and this is a developing story.

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