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.
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.