The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting in Marine this morning. The department received a 911 call just before 12:30am from an occupant at a home in the 12,000 block of Mayer Road reporting he had just shot an intruder. That alleged intruder is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Deputies responding to the call found the suspect lying in the grass behind the house with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the chest. The occupant of the home told deputies he woke up to someone attempting to force entry to a rear door of the home. The occupant said he warned the alleged intruder to leave, but fired one shot after the suspect ignored the warning and busted out the glass in an attempt to enter the home.