Homeowner shoots prowler overnight Monday

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A prowler and a homeowner came face to face in the overnight hours Monday evening and it ended with a shooting death.

It all went down in the  3200 block of Scenic Highway, just before 12:30 am.

Police said a homeowner had stepped onto his back patio to check out a noise when he suddenly spotted a man with a gun in his backyard.

The suspect pistol whipped the homeowner, but the homeowner had his own gun and shot the suspect. The suspect died in the backyard.

The homeowner was transported to the Med in non-critical condition for injuries he suffered during the fight. He is expected to be okay.

At this time it appears that the shooting was in self-defense, but police are still gathering details.

If you know anything that may help with this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.