Son shoots intruder at Memphis home, police say

Memphis, Tenn. — A home intruder was arrested after being shot outside of a Memphis home, according to police.

According to a police affidavit, 19-year-old Kevin Mitchell jumped over a family’s back fence on Kirby Brooks Drive.

The mother said she rushed to get her son and daughter and found Mitchell coming over the fence.

The family said that Mitchell then made eye-contact with them and pulled out a gun, pointing it at the mother and her children.

That’s when the son pulled out a gun of his own and, reportedly in fear for his mother’s life, shot Mitchell, police said.

Mitchell took off running and hoped into a black car before speeding away, according to the affidavit.

Soon after, Methodist Le Bonheur reported a man with gunshot wounds to his arms, stomach and butt coming into the hospital, according to police.

Police said they soon developed Mitchell as a suspect and found the gun he was carrying at the scene.

Mitchell was arrested in connection to the crime Thursday, 3 months after the incident occurred.

He faces 3 counts of aggravated assault and 1 count of unlawful possession of a weapon.