Fort Benning soldier shot while fighting off burglar

FORT MITCHELL, AL (WTVM) – A man who lives in Fort Mitchell is recovering from a gunshot wound he received while trying to fight off a burglar.

The man, who is a soldier at Fort Benning, tells Russell county sheriff's deputies he was inside his home on Owens Road when a suspect tried to break in.

The homeowner says he grabbed his gun for protection, and when the two men got into a physical fight the gun went off, striking the homeowner in the leg and foot.

Investigators say the suspect was not armed and ran away.

The victim was sent to the medical center for treatment.

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