Teen intruder shot, killed by Ringgold homeowner

photo Ansley Erin Chrnalogar

RINGGOLD, Ga. - Two teens are in custody and another is dead after police say their attempted burglary went wrong in Ringgold.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said the three teens were looking for scrap metal at a home on Post Oak Road. They thought the deteriorated home was abandoned, but 69-year-old Fred Steven Youngblood was home. After hearing the teens outside, Sisk said the man grabbed his pistol and confronted two boys, age 16 and 17, while 18-year-old Ansley Chrnalogar waited in a pickup truck.

Youngblood was standing outside the home and yelled at the boys to get out, the sheriff said. One poked his head out of the house and then both ran toward the 69-year-old, who said he feared for his life.