A man shot during an apparent burglary Monday morning in Valley, Ala., died shortly afterward at a hospital.
Valley police responded at 4:06 a.m. to a call about shots being fired in the 3000 block of 29th Boulevard, said City Administrator James Bryan. While driving to the home, an officer found a 22-year-old Valley man at 2016 29th Blvd. with a gunshot wound to his chest. EMS personnel were called, and the man was taken to George H. Lanier Hospital, where he died.
Police later learned a homeowner apparently caught two men on his property and fired several shots. A bullet hit one of the men while another round hit the window of a home across the street, passing into a residence where people were sleeping, Bryan said.
"We're still conducting the investigation," said Police Chief Michael Taylor.
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Bryan added that one of the officers responding to the shooting lost control of his police car on the wet road near Interstate 85 and U.S. 29, striking a guardrail. The car wouldn't work, though the officer wasn't injured.