Police: Man shot in attempt to burglarize Sylvan Drive home

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The victims of an early-morning burglary and assault turned the tables on their attacker, shooting the 25-year-old suspect, according to police.

Jeremy Brister was transported by Hamilton County EMS to a local hospital around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after police responded to a report of a person being shot on the 600 block of Sylvan Drive.

"Officers secured the scene and called for the CPD Violent Crimes Unit to respond," reads a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Investigators determined that Brister had entered the residence illegally, assaulting both residents, a 38-year old woman and a male juvenile, before he was shot.

Brister is being charged with aggravated criminal trespass, aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated domestic assault, according to the release. He is currently at the hospital and will be transported to the Hamilton County Jail after he is released.

Chattanooga police asked that anyone with information regarding the incident call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. Tipsters may remain anonymous.