Homeowner shoots intruder, and he responds, ‘You’re gonna have to kill me.’ So homeowner shoots him again, police say.

A homeowner shot a home intruder a second time after the intruder appeared to taunt the owner over the first gunshot wound he sustained, Georgia police said.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb told WAGA-TV that the incident unfolded at a residence on Thursday when the homeowner called police about an intruder. At the same time, the home’s alarm company was alerting the police about an intruder.


Babb said that the suspect started going up the stairs and said to the homeowner, “You’re gonna have to kill me.”

So the homeowner reportedly shot him a second time.

Deputies arrived about that time, and Babb said they struggled with the intruder to take him into custody. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment for his two gunshot wounds.


Police believe that the man chose the home at random and had tried to gain entry into other homes in the upscale neighborhood.

Authorities have not released the identities of the homeowner or the suspect. They expect to release more information about the incident as their investigation continues.

Fayette County is in the northern part of the state and includes about 120,000 residents.