Man “Hiding” in McCalla Home Killed in Gunfight with Resident Tuesday
Police are investigating what happened after a Wednesday morning gunfight inside a McCalla home left an alleged intruder dead and another person injured.
In a press release on their website, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called at 6:45 Wednesday morning to a residence on Newbridge Cove, a few miles away from the Tuscaloosa County line, on reports of a burglary in progress.
A JCSO spokesperson said when they arrived, they found a man dead on the scene suffering from gunshot wounds and a second person wounded.
After interviewing witnesses and processing evidence, investigators said they believe the man who was killed had been "hiding inside the home," and was discovered by the homeowner Wednesday morning.
Police said they think the intruder was beginning to leave the home when he was confronted by a second resident, who had reportedly been asleep inside the home before the burglar was discovered.
That second resident and the man who had been hiding inside the home apparently exchanged gunfire, and both were wounded. The alleged intruder did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene. The resident who woke up and fired the fatal shots was also wounded, although police said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
Police have not identified the person who was killed in the exchange, and no charges have been filed as of Wednesday afternoon. For more information as it becomes available, stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread.