Homeless man shot during break-in attempt

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) – Police have released the name of the man who was shot during an attempted home break-in.

Melvin Jones, 47, a homeless man allegedly broke out the glass window to Eddie Waiters' new house.

It happened on Woodlawn Drive around 3 AM Tuesday morning.

Waiters grabbed his weapon and fired a shot from inside his home.

The bullet hit Jones in the groin.

Police say Waiters will not be charged.

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