A home invader got more than he anticipated when he attempted to gain entry into an apartment in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Calvin Carter III came to the door, demanding to be let in. One of the people in the apartment heard a metallic sound and believed Carter was handling a firearm.
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As reported by WRCB, Shane Feeney, 19, was visiting a friend’s apartment when he spotted a man hanging out outside.
“It sounded like he was messing with a gun,” said Feeney during an interview. He let his friends know what he heard, telling them “I’m going to call the cops.”
While Feeney was discussing the situation with the police, his friends went into a back room, and one of them headed out the window to get help.
The person who jumped from a back window was found by Carter, led back to the door at gunpoint, and used to gain entry to the apartment.
Feeney was still on the phone with the police when Carter arrived, and Carter demanded he hand over his phone. During that exchange, Feeney took action.
“Whenever he turned around, that’s when I grabbed him,” said Feeney. “And his forearms were still loose, so he grabbed the gun out of his waistband and shot me in the leg.”
After the handgun had gone off, the five people in the apartment managed to restrain Carter and hold him down until police arrived.
Tucker Williams, who was in the apartment, said, “He kept wrestling with me. I was like ‘you have one more chance, please stop.’ He wouldn’t stop, and that’s when I punched him in the eye twice.”
Both Feeney and Williams assert the incident is uncommon in their part of town, and not a fair representation of what it is like to live in the neighborhood.
“It’s just a freak accident, and nobody should think this is a bad area,” said Feeney.
Carter is charged with several crimes including first-degree attempted murder and aggravated burglary.