Police have a man in custody after he was shot trying to enter a Polk County residence.
Deputies and detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded just after midnight on Wednesday to a shooting in the Indian Springs Subdivision of eastern Polk County.
The sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a homeowner, who reported that a male subject was trying to enter the front door to his home.
An altercation ensued, resulting in the male subject being shot in the head. Deputies located the male subject and his vehicle approximately two miles from the homeowner’s residence. First responders immediately had the subject flown to a Harris County hospital, where he was later released within a few hours, with non-life threatening injuries.
Interviews were conducted and evidence was collected at the scene to assist detectives in determining how the incident occurred and what role both the male subject and homeowner played.
The events surrounding this incident are still under investigation. According to law enforcement, it appears to be an isolated incident with no further threat to the public.