Grand Jury to Review Homeowner Shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Police say a grand jury will review the case of a Jackson homeowner who shot and wounded a man who was allegedly breaking into the his car.

Authorities have not released the name of the homeowner who shot a suspected burglar in the thigh as two man allegedly broke into a Chrysler Sebring parked in front of the house Sunday about 5 a.m.

Jackson Assistant Chief Lee Vance said the suspected burglar was shot while inside the car. Another man ran off.

Vance would not say whether the case falls under the Castle Doctrine but said "the homeowner has a right to protect his property."

The Mississippi law allows property owners to use deadly force to protect themselves and property.

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