1 shot after gunfire exchanged between homeowner and suspects in Eads, Tenn., SCSO says

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office continue the search for a second suspect involved in an early morning shooting in Eads, Tenn.

Neighbors told FOX13 it is normally a quiet, peaceful area. That’s why several, who didn’t want to talk on camera, said they were shocked to hear their peaceful neighborhood was disrupted by gunfire.

Shelby County Sheriff deputies were called to the 1600 block of Reid Hooker Cove around 4 Thursday morning.

According to deputies, two men were trying to break into a car at a home at the end of the cove when the homeowner heard them.

The homeowner went outside, and a shootout happened between him and the suspects.

The homeowner wasn’t injured but did manage to hit one of the suspects, sending him to the hospital in non-critical condition.

The second suspect is still out there.

The only description deputies have given is that the suspect is wearing dark-colored clothing.

Deputies also said the two suspects came to the home in a stolen car. Investigators could not say if the suspects were also trying to steal the homeowner’s car.

Investigators spent all morning collecting evidence. They also spoke to the suspect who was shot to ask why they chose this particular neighborhood, and to get help finding the second suspect.

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