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Homeowner Shoots Alleged Car Burglars

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Jackson homeowner shot someone trying to break into his car Wednesday morning.

It happened at a home in the Eastover subdivision.

The unidentified homeowner told police he was awakened by the sound of someone in his carport. He then found two men trying to break into a car.

He fired a shot at the intruders, striking one.

The pair escaped but ended up at a local hospital. Jonathan Smith and Timothy Lewis were then arrested. Family members say Smith was shot in the back but has been released and taken to the Hinds County Detention Center.

Both men are charged with auto burglary.

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