Chattanooga, Tenn. – A group of teens fought a home invasion suspect Sunday in Tennessee and held him on the ground until police arrived.
One of the teens was shot, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. in a Chattanooga apartment, according WRCB in Tennessee. Shane Feeney, 19, told the station he was at the apartment with friends when they noticed someone outside.
Feeney said he heard what sounded like the man “messing” with a gun. He came back inside and called the police.
One of Feeney’s friends climbed out a window to get help, but encountered the suspect, Calvin Carter, who held the friend at gunpoint, WRCB said. Feeney said he saw the pair at the front door and opened it.
Carter demanded Feeney’s phone so he handed it over. That’s also when Feeney said he took action, according to WRCB.
Feeney said he grabbed Carter and was shot in the leg during the struggle, the station said.
Carter also bit Feeney during the fight, but he and his friends managed to take him down to the ground, according to NewsChannel 9 in Tennessee. Carter continued to struggle so one of Feeney’s friends told the station he hit him twice on the side of his face.
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Feeney and his friends managed to hold Carter on the ground until police arrived. Officers then arrested him.
Police charged Carter with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and aggravated burglary. Investigators determined Carter had been trying to break into the apartment.
Feeney was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
“I really don’t regret my decision,” Feeney said of his move to fight back. “I’d do it all over again.”