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Virginia man shoots and injures two suspects who tried to break into his home

Virginia man shoots and injures two suspects who attacked him as they tried to break into his home

  • James Franklin, 27, and Alan Mould, 26, were arrested for an attempted break in 
  • The suspects attacked a Virginia resident as they tried to gain access to his home
  • The Virginia resident fought back against the two men and shot them  

A Virginia man shot and injured two suspects who attacked him as they tried to gain entry into his home. 

Suspects James Franklin, 27, of Roanoke, and 26-year-old Alan Douglas Mould, of Lynchburg, have now been arrested and charged with breaking and entering and assault and battery, WFXR-TV reported.

In a press release, Lynchburg police said they responded to reports of a home invasion in progress in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 

James Franklin is seen in a mugshot taken after his arrest in Virginia

Suspects James Franklin (right), 27, of Roanoke, and 26-year-old Alan Douglas Mould (left), of Lynchburg, have now been arrested and charged with breaking and entering and assault and battery, WFXR-TV reported.

The department said the two suspects knocked on one of the homes and assaulted the resident before forcing their way inside.   

But the man, who has not been identified, fought back against the two invaders and shot them, police told Fox News. 

The attackers were both left with injuries which were considered non-life threatening. 

Police said that they were still investigating the incident. 

They haven’t yet provided any further details about the age or identity of the resident or whether there were other people in the house at the time of the incident. 

Pictured: The Virginia neighborhood where the attempted home invasion took place on Wednesday morning

Pictured: The Virginia neighborhood where the attempted home invasion took place on Wednesday morning

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