Arrest made in Jackson home invasion

Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 09:16:30-04

 An 18-year-old man is under arrest, and a 19-year-old man is fighting for his life after a shooting during a home invasion in Jackson. Police said that 18-year-old and 19-year old broke into the house.

Jackson City Police believe there were actually four people involved. The two that entered the home and two others that were close by. All of them left when the owner opened fire.

"The other two have also been identified and we know who they are and we were able to speak with them last night. And at this point no charges have been issued against those two," said Cheif Elmer Hitt, Jackson Police Department.

The owner of the home on the 900 block of Seymour Avenue called police after he shot an intruder three times in the chest, abdomen, and leg Sunday evening.

Hitt said, "after the shooting happened it appears that the subject shot along with the other individual got into a vehicle that was nearby waiting, and that vehicle left and then went to the hospital."

Several neighbors didn't want to speak on camera but one told FOX 47 the homeowner is a nice man.

Police said criminal activity is rare in the area.

"It's a nice neighborhood. The 900 block of Seymour it's a residential neighborhood, its lots of houses in that area. A lot of longtime residents that have lived in that neighborhood for a long time. No, typically that's not an area that we have a lot of calls for service to," said Hitt.

The homeowner is not being charged at this time. Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was justified.

They're also looking into whether or not the teens were armed.

State law gives you the right to use deadly force to protect yourself, or someone else, from the imminent threat of great bodily harm, sexual assault or death.

The law also allows you to use deadly force when someone breaks into your home.

However, things are not as clear-cut outside the home.