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Newton Co. homeowner shoots at man who kicked in door

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Newton Co. homeowner shoots at man who kicked in door

A homeowner fired at a man who allegedly kicked in his door just before noon Wednesday, Newton County police said. 

The shooting happened at a home on Spring Road in Covington, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Newton County police Sgt. Cortney Morrison told Channel 2 the two men had been fighting and that police were still trying to sort out what happened. 

After the man allegedly kicked in the door, the homeowner grabbed a handgun and fired off a few rounds, Morrison said. 

It was not clear if the man was hit by the bullets, but there was an intense fistfight, Channel 2 reported.

“When deputies came out there was so much blood they were unable to ascertain whether he was shot or not,” Morrison told Channel 2. 

The man was taken to a hospital, Morrison said. Charges have not been filed, but the investigation is ongoing.

Neither man’s name was released.

 Witness George Owen said he drove by and saw a man on the ground.

“He was like he was laying on a cross,” Owen told the news station. “That's how he was laying. Head straight up, arms straight out.”

The scene shocked Owen and his friend, Robert Rodriguez, who said another man was sitting on the ground nearby in handcuffs.

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