Firefighter fends off home invasion, kills attacker

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police are searching to the people who broke into the home of a Memphis firefighter and shot him.

Investigators said the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of Winoak Lane, where several people entered the firefighter's home and tried to over power him.

The firefighter, Myron Applewhite, was shot in the process, but not before he was able get his gun and shoot one of the suspects.

That suspect later died.

Applewhite was taken to The MED, where he was last listed in non-critical condition.

Hours after the incident, police took two people into custody in connection with the case, and are still searching for others.

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