A shooting victim is now being treated at a local hospital after he tried to get help at a home and the owners called police on him thinking he was a burglar.
Police were originally dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress on the 100 block of N Crest Road around 10:50 p.m., but when they arrived they were greeted with a far different situation, according to a news release.
Officers determined the suspect, Gary McCoy, 24, had actually been shot and was attempting to get help from the occupants of the home. He knocked on several doors, but when no one answered, he shattered a glass sliding door with a lawn chair in an attempt to activate the alarm.
Paramedics transported McCoy to a local hospital for treatment for a minor wound and investigators were able to determine the location of the shooting nearby. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police at 423-698-2525.