73-year-old Tennessee man injured in shootout with alleged burglars

73-year-old Tennessee man injured in shootout with alleged burglars

June 18th, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

A 73-year-old Hamblen County man armed with a shotgun surprised two burglars coming out of his granddaughter's home, prompting a gun battle that left him and a suspect injured.

Don Grubb who lives on Long Creek Road near his granddaughter's residence sustained a 12-gauge shotgun blast to his face, shattering his jaw, according to the Hamblen County Sheriff's Office.

But Grubb's 12-gauge shotgun also found its mark during the exchange of 11 shotgun rounds, wounding one of the alleged burglars, the Sheriff's Office said.

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