Nashville, TN – A Tennessee homeowner fatally shot a convicted felon on Mar. 28, after a pair of burglars broke into his home and assaulted him and his wife.
Brent Bishop, 43, was just arriving home when two men entered the back door of his house, and struck Bishop’s unsuspecting wife in the face, the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) said in a news release.
Unaware of the invasion, Bishop walked into his residence, and noticed the back door standing open. He made his way into the kitchen, where one of the intruders struck him in the head with a “blunt object,” police said.
The burglars ordered Bishop to hand over three long guns and a pistol, which were located in the homeowner’s safe. While the man complied with their commands, his wife fled to a neighboring residence.
Weapons in hand, the burglars ran from Bishop’s home, unaware that the man had another handgun tucked away in his residence.
Bishop grabbed the handgun, raced outside to find his wife, and stumbled upon the burglars once again.
During the altercation that ensued, the homeowner fired his gun at 27-year-old Tarry Adams, Jr., killing him.
A manhunt is underway for the second assailant, who dropped Bishop’s guns, and took off on foot, police said.
Bishop sustained a skull fracture during the altercation, and was hospitalized overnight, his wife told WSMV.
According to police, Adams was wanted on two probation violation warrants at the time of the home invasion.
His criminal history included “multiple convictions” for offenses including aggravated assault, felony theft, auto burglary, attempted burglary, methamphetamine possession for resale, and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon, according to the MNPD news release.
Adams was also the prime suspect in a Feb. 6 home invasion at Bishop’s residence, during which a flat-screen television was stolen.
Police were still working to determine why the suspects targeted Bishop’s home, WSMV reported.