A resident in far south Fort Worth told police early Monday that he shot at a prowler who refused to leave and then threw something at him, police said.
Officers found a 42-year-old injured man at a home in the 7500 block of Trimble Drive. He was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at John Peter Smith Hospital, officials said.
A 911 call at 3:43 a.m. Monday reported that gunshots had been fired in the back yard of the residence.
Initially, the resident told police that he had shot the intruder, Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police spokeswoman, said in an email Monday. “However at some point, the homeowner threw an object at the prowler and the object is what caused the injury,” she wrote.
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Neither the resident nor the injured man was identified.
Detectives were investigating, Knight said.
Staff writers Domingo Ramirez Jr. and Monica S. Nagy contributed to this report.