Burglary suspect shot, another on the lam in Marshall Co. break-in
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office issued an alert Tuesday morning after an attempted burglary ended with gunfire.
Officers were sent to a home near the 7000 block of Enos Road Tuesday morning after a report of a shooting.
"Everything is kind of murky at this point, but it appears the caretaker was checking on the property and surprised two burglars in the act," said Marshall County Sheriff Danny Cryer.
Cryer says the caretaker shot at the burglars, a man and a woman, hitting and injuring the woman.
The man ran from the home, and several agencies spent the day looking for him. Cryer says the last possible sighting of the man was in the Buncombe Creek area Tuesday afternoon.
"We do have a description of a Caucasian male wearing a black hoodie with a multi-colored beanie on his head and light colored pants," said Cryer.
Cryer says they have an idea who the suspect could be, but do not yet have a positive identification.
Neighbors say they heard a helicopter land near the home. Cryer says the woman shot was flown to a Plano hospital.
Details regarding what led to the shooting are under investigation.
"I haven't spoken with [the caretaker] in that great of detail yet," said Cryer. "He's got an attorney, and we can't interview him without his attorney present so we haven't got a full version of his story."
A car parked off the road near the home is also a part of the crime scene. Cryer says they believe it belonged to the suspected burglars.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.