An armed Texas woman confronted a home intruder who broke into her home last week, striking both the suspect and possibly his getaway car with an accurate blast. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Cody Everett Barnhill had to be airlifted to Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.
Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanchez told KTRE-TV that police received a 911 call Thursday night that a man has suffered gunshot wounds at La Quinta Inn in Clute, Texas. When authorities responded to the call, they determined it was the suspect from the burglary gone wrong that occurred earlier in the day.
The incident took place at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to officials. The female homeowner was reportedly outside feeding her cattle moments before she went back inside and found a white male inside her home attempting to steal her property.
The woman managed to grab her shotgun and shoot the suspect, though KTRE-TV reports the details are "still sketchy." Police didn't reveal where the man was shot or how serious his injuries are.
"The suspect then fled the home and jumped into a white Toyota Corolla with no hubcaps. [Sanchez] said the man was last seen heading south on FM 2251," the report adds.