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Elkins Lake Burglars Shot by Homeowner

Huntsville Police Department Investigation Continues


On April 12, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m., officers from the Huntsville Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of Greenbriar Drive, within the Elkins Lake subdivision.

Upon arrival at the private residence in the 1900 block of Greenbriar Drive, officers met with the homeowner, who advised them that when he returned home he discovered the back door had been forced open.The homeowner returned to his vehicle, retrieved a handgun, and entered his home, where he was confronted by two burglars. The home owner fired several shots striking the burglars. One of the burglars died on scene and the other fled and was later found at Herman Memorial Hospital in the Woodlands with two gunshot wounds. He remains in critical condition.

It appears that the residence was not chosen randomly, but was specifically selected and that narcotics may be involved. An investigation is ongoing.

Chief Kevin Lunsford and the Huntsville Police Department extend their condolences to families and neighbors impacted by this tragedy.

Information provided by HPD

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