A 19-year-old and his friends took on an armed intruder who broke into a Chattanooga apartment Sunday night, leaving the suspect looking like he recently engaged in a boxing match.
Shane Feeney, 19, who was shot in the leg by the intruder during the tussle, said the incident only lasted about 30 minutes but it seemed like hours.
Feeney was hanging out with some friends when he thought he heard someone outside.
“It sounded like he was messing with a gun,” said Feeney, “So I came back and I was like ‘I don’t know if he is, but it sounds like he’s messing with a gun. I’m going to call the cops.’”
As Feeney called the police, his friends moved to a back room, but when one of them jumped out of a window to go for help, that friend came face to face with the suspect, who was later identified as Calvin Carter III.
Carter held Feeney’s friend at gunpoint and went back to the front door, so Feeney, who was still on the phone with the police, let him in. But Carter heard Feeney on the phone and demanded he hand it over, which he did.
“Whenever he turned around, that’s when I grabbed him,” Feeney said, “And his forearms were still loose so he grabbed the gun out of his waist band and shot me in the leg.”
The tussle continued and that’s when Feeney’s friends jumped in.
“He kept wrestling with me,” said Tucker Williams, who was there that night with Feeney. ”I was like ‘you have one more chance. Please stop.’ He wouldn’t stop and that’s when I punched him in the eye twice.”
Altogether, five people held Carter down as they waited for police to arrive. Carter now faces numerous charges, including first degree attempted murder and aggravated burglary.
[ WRCB-TV ]