Opelika man searches for burglary suspect, gets shot in stomach | Crime
OPELIKA, AL - An Opelika man tracked down a possible burglary suspect and ended up getting shot.
Opelika Police say the victim reported that he found his home in King's Trailer Park burglarized.
He then went to Midwday Garden Apartments to confront the man he thought committed the crime.
When he found the suspect they got into a heated argument. The victim said that the suspect admitted that he had the victim's property.
The argument continued to escalate until the suspect shot the victim in the abdomen.
The 35-year-old victim made it all the way back to his home and was later taken to the East Alabama Medical Center.
His wound is not believed to be life threatening.
The suspect left the scene of the shooting before police arrived.
Investigators are still looking into the case.