Metro police have charged an 18-year-old man with burglary after a homeowner shot the man in the leg early Thursday morning.
Lawrence Harris has been released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and faces a charge of burglary of a motor vehicle.
According to police, the Ewing Drive homeowner, 39-year-old John Wright, got a call from his brother, who lives next door to Wright, alerting him that a man was outside of Wright’s home shortly after midnight.
Wright told police he grabbed a shotgun and stepped outside to find Harris allegedly in the driver’s seat of Wright’s Lincoln Navigator. Wright said he told Harris to get out of his car. At that point, Harris allegedly approached Wright, who then told him to stop.
Wright told police he then feared for his safety and fired one shot at Harris hitting him in his leg.
Harris, of Greggwood Drive, was treated at the hospital before being released into custody. Police said they found loose change that Wright reported missing from the vehicle in Harris’ pocket.