Homeowner Shoots Intruder In Lake Highlands

Homeowner Shoots Intruder In Lake Highlands

A Lake Highlands homeowner shot an intruder Tuesday morning.

Kendrick Dickson says a loud sound woke him from a nap.

He realized two men had pried open a side door with a crowbar and were walking through his house.

“I was kind of scared at first,” he said. “I got my 8-month-old little boy here.”

Dickson says he grabbed his rifle and confronted the pair.

“I stood right over there and shot him. And, as I shot him, his friend pushed him down on the ground and ran out,” he said.

The injured attempted burglar managed to escape as well, leaving a trail of blood.

By the time Dickson called police, they had already received a report of a man with a gunshot wound seeking help at a nearby convenience store.

The man matched Dickson’s description of the intruder, and police are seeking a warrant for his arrest, while he recovers from his injuries at a local hospital.

Dickson’s mother Linda was undergoing chemotherapy and arrived moments after the break-in.