Alabama homeowner shoots, kills man who kicked down door in attempted burglary

Published 9:06 pm Saturday, February 10, 2024

An Alabama homeowner shot and killed a man who kicked down his door attempting to break into his home early Saturday morning, a sheriff’s office reported.

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they were called at approximately 4:20 a.m. Saturday to a residence the 17000 Block of Morris Road in Elkmont, Alabama, on a report of a burglary in progress.

The homeowner reported that they were awakened by someone violently attempting to gain entry into their residence.

The homeowner armed himself and awaited the deputy’s arrival.

Before deputies could arrive, the offender kicked in the homeowner’s door and entered the residence unlawfully, where he was met with gunfire from the homeowner.

The offender retreated outside, where he succumbed to his injuries. Investigators responded and identified the deceased offender as Christopher Jason Hovis, 44, of Hartselle, Alabama.