NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A man is recovering after being shot by the owner of a Central City shed he was trying to burglarize, according to New Orleans police.
The incident happened just before 11:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Terpsichore Street.
According to police, the 68-year-old male victim told police he armed himself after hearing noises coming from the alleyway of his home. The victim said when he walked outside, he saw 48-year-old Kelly Jackson carrying items from his shed. The victim confronted Jackson at gunpoint and tried to detain him until the police were called, but a fight broke out and the victim fired several shots, striking Jackson in the stomach, arm and leg.
The victim called police as Jackson ran and collapsed near the intersection of Simon Bolivar and Felicity streets.
Jackson was taken to the hospital by EMS. His injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Once Jackson is released from the hospital, he will be booked with one count of simple burglary. Detectives are investigating whether Jackson is responsible for other burglaries in the area.
The homeowner is cooperating with detectives and has not been arrested in connection with the shooting. The case will be referred to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office for review, and the investigation is open and ongoing.
The Sixth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6060.
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