UPDATE (CBS46) — The man who was shot by a homeowner in Atlanta Wednesday night has been identified as Tyrell Jamal Johnson, 36. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office released a prior booking photo for Johnson, who is in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds. 

Johnson appears to have also been arrested in 2017 for aggravated assault (family violence) and battery- family violence.

Initial story below


ATLANTA (CBS46) -- A burglary attempt went wrong Wednesday night when a homeowner shot the intruder that broke into their house. 

Reports of a burglary in progress along Dahlia Avenue NW came in shortly after 11 p.m. 

Atlanta police say the trespasser, a man, had apparently entered through a window of the home, went to the kitchen and grabbed knives to use as weapons. 

Police said the burglar attempted to attack someone in the home who is in a wheelchair and that's when the homeowner shot the man. First responders transported him to Grady hospital where he is undergoing surgery. He is expected to live. 

APD says the homeowner and intruder did not know each other.

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