Morgan County homeowner shoots, injures suspects after break in

PETROS (WATE) – Two people were shot after breaking into a home early Tuesday morning, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

Through the initial investigation deputies said an adult and juvenile entered a 79-year-old’s home on Hobbs Street around 3 a.m.

The homeowner shot at them. The suspects were transported to the hospital. They are both in critical condition, deputies said.

The male suspect was later identified as Joseph Winde. The identity of the juvenile has not been released by officials.

The homeowner was not injured. Their identity has not been released.

Charges are pending against the suspects.

WATE 6 On Your Side will update this story as more information becomes available.


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