The police would have never gotten to her resident in time, thank the Lord she was prepared in the safe use of firearms.
Soldier suspected of burglary tryPosted On: Tuesday, Mar. 17 2009 05:22 AM
From staff reports
Killeen police arrested a Fort Hood soldier suspected of a burglary of a habitation on Friday.
Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin issued a warrant for Jamar McNair Jones, 18, on Friday on a charge of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit theft. Potvin set his bond at $500,000.
Officers responded to the 400 block of Deloris Drive just after 4 a.m. Friday after receiving a 911 call from the resident, stated a Killeen Police Department news release.
A woman awoke to someone ringing her doorbell several times, and when she approached the door she could not see who was there through the peep hole, the release stated.
She heard a man tell her something, but she could not hear what he was saying so she opened the door slightly, the release stated. The man attempted to force his way inside the residence through the door, but then the woman, who was armed, shot the man.
The man then fled from the area, the release stated.
As the officers were speaking with the victim, they received information from officers at Metroplex Hospital advising that a man suffering a gunshot wound had just come into the emergency room, and he fit the description of the man who attempted to gain entry into the residence on Deloris Drive.
The man was transferred to Scott & White Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the bullet, the release stated.
Jones was released from Scott & White and taken into custody at 6 p.m. Friday and transported to the Killeen city jail, the release stated. Jones is currently in the Bell County Jail.