KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — A home intruder, shot by a Rowlett, Texas, homeowner, was discovered at a gas station on State Highway 205 earlier today and transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound, according to officials.
According to McLendon-Chisholm City Administrator Dave Butler, two intruders were shot by a Rowlett homeowner earlier today. One of them escaped and ended up at the Shell gas station.
The reported home invasion and shooting occurred in the 7000 block of Mercurys Road in Rowlett, Texas, before noon.
The wounded home intruder was discovered at the gas station, in the 100 block of State Highway 205 just north of the Kaufman-Rockwall County line, and was transported to an area hospital to undergo surgery. The intruder’s current condition is unknown.
Butler says the intruder falsely reported being carjacked to explain his gunshot wound.
The second intruder was found at a local hospital after seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Rowlett Police Department.
The Rowlett Police Department says both individuals forcibly entered the home on Mercurys and began shooting. The male homeowner returned gunfire with a handgun.
A female resident sustained non-life threatening injuries when she fled the house and shooting. She was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released.
"The names of the suspects are not being released at this time," stated the Rowlett Police Department. "The police investigation continues."