Update: Victim of burglary takes aim
UPDATE: The suspect is identified as Wendell Lamar Middlebrook, a 44- year- old Glenn Heights resident. Middlebrook remains in custody at Methodist Central Hospital under a $50,000 bond.
GLENN HEIGHTS- Glenn Heights Police Department responded to a shooting during lunch hour on Monday, Jan. 9 at the 1600 block of Lakeside Drive.
At 12:33 p.m. GHPD dispatch received a 9-1-1 call regarding shots fired on Lakeside Drive.
According to police, the caller advised he had shot someone who had attempted to break into his home.
Glenn Heights Police and Fire personnel arrived on the scene to find a male, believed to be in his mid 40s, laying in the backyard of the residence with gunshot wounds to his arm and leg.
The wounds were non-life threatening and the suspect was transported to Baylor Dallas.
The homeowner, whose identity is not being released at this time, told Glenn Heights Criminal Investigation Division him and his one-year-old daughter were at home when he heard and saw the suspect attempting to gain entry into his home.
According to statements made to police, the homeowner feared for his and his daughter’s safety when the male suspect was attempting to gain entry through the back door without his consent.
The back door is within an enclosed fenced area and the homeowner reportedly discharged his handgun through the door hitting the suspect at least twice.
No charges will be filed against the homeowner.
The 44-year-old male suspect is in custody for Criminal Attempt Burglary of a Habitation, a third degree felony.