A homeowner at Arthur Street, Atlanta was shocked to know that someone entered his property that could make his life in danger.
The intruder was found out to be Kelvin White. White learned his lesson after he entered the house not knowing he would eventually regret it. The Atlanta home, which was recently renovated, was on the real estate market, and White wasn’t supposed to be there.
It was on Friday when the unnamed homeowner decided to visit his property not knowing that someone had already entered before him.
“He noticed a door was open, a man came out of a room yelling and screaming, the homeowner pulled out his firearm and fired several because he felt like his life was in danger,” said Atlanta Police Officer Stephanie Brown.
After being shot in the leg, White run and made it about a mile down the road to Cooper Street before he decided that he needed to stop. He knocked on a door and begged for water.
The man who answered the door said that “He told me he had been shot and needed water. I told him I wasn’t going to give him any water he needed to call 911.”
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Police showed up and it didn’t take them long to figure out the man with bullet wounds in his leg was the intruder at the home on Arthur Street. White was charged with criminal trespass.
According to FOX 5 that the 28-year-old was also charged with criminal trespass just three weeks ago. In that case, a homeowner on Lucille Avenue found White inside his home. That homeowner left called 911 and arrested White.
“We do advise homeowners to exit the property and call the police so we can handle it,” said Officer Brown.
The homeowner on Arthur Street handled things differently and neighbor Jimmy Thompson says he did the right thing.
“Nobody ain’t got no business on that property but the homeowner. That’s private property. I’m surprised he didn’t kill him,” said Thompson.
Since the gunshot was due to self-defense, the authorities said that the homeowner will not be facing any charges.
And for White, we hope he finally learned his lesson and this also serves as a reminder to other criminals not to harm or intrude on other people’s property or else their lives could be in great danger.