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Burglar's Third Strike: Homeowner Shot Attempted Robber

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Call it a burglar's third strike.

Mr. Holloway who doesn't want his face shown, says enough is a enough. After a third burglary attempt on his home he said he took matters into his own hands. He says a male suspect rang his doorbell and didn't expect anyone to be at home.

"I proceeded to my doorbell. Once I got to the door I didn't see anybody. During that time, I looked over through the kitchen area, to my right, and I seen somebody trying to pry my window open. At the time, I seen two suspects with something in their hands trying to pry my window open. I yelled at them and as I yelled at them, they didn't seem to hear me. I proceeded back down the hall. I got my weapon and came back up and they still was prying and that's when I shot," Holloway said.

Holloway said the 17-year-old he shot in the back had a gun. He says after the first burglary attempt two years ago he bought a gun to protect his home and family.

"This is the third time. The first time, they broke in on my wife while she was at home and they ran out the house. The second time, they came into my bedroom window and you know it's just too much crime in this area and we're tired of it and we gone take our neighborhood back if we have to," Holloway said.

Holloway is sending a clear message to potential robbers to stay away or suffer the consequences.

"It's a shame that it had to happen, but I'm glad I protected my home and if I had to do it again, I would," Holloway said.

"It don't make no sense, you know, people going around breaking in folks house and what my brother-in-law did, he didn't do wrong. He got them this time," Montgomery resident Eartha Adams said.

His wife Faye says she's grateful her husband's life was spared during this courageous act.

Thank God! Thank God! We are a Christian family and god have our back. I feel sorry for the young boy who got shot but he just made the wrong choice," Faye Holloway said.

Police say the suspect who was shot was taken to Baptist South. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The second robber fled and is not in custody nor has he been identified.

If you have any information about this attempted burglary, please call Crimestoppers at 215-STOP.

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