An unidentified man was shot in West Plains, Missouri, after attempting to rob an elderly woman in her home around 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning. The woman’s grandson saw the disturbance and shot the intruder with a handgun according to OzarksFirst.com.
The suspect was taken to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Reports began coming in around 8:00 a.m. that an iPod, computers, GPS units, currency and a checkbook had all been stolen in the area of the shooting. This information led to police to a vehicle that was reported stolen at a local motel.
The police executed a search warrant on the motel where the vehicle was located and found Jeremy Irwin, 45, of Muncie, Indiana. Irwin admitted that his son Christopher had disappeared during the night and had tattoos that matched the suspect who had been shot leading some to believe his son could be the home intruder, according to ABC affiliate KSPR.
Irwin was charged on Monday with tampering with a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.