Home invasion suspect shot, critical

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ELMORE CO. (WSFA) - A home invasion suspect is in critical condition Thursday after being shot by a home owner. The incident happened around 2:15am on Nancy Court in the Redland Community of Elmore County.

Sheriff's investigators say 36-year-old Michael Dale Roberts tried to burglarize the shed of 64-year-old Forrest Megs.

Megs told authorities he heard a noise outside, and when he went to check it out he was threatened by Roberts.

Megs grabbed a shotgun and fired at Roberts, hitting him in the buttocks.

Roberts is listed in critical condition at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

WSFA 12 News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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