Home Break-in Results In One Person Dead; Shot By Homeowner

by Roger Murphy
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ELKMONT-The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release concerning a home break-in resulting in a fatal shooting in the early morning ours of Saturday, February 10

“On February 10, 2024, at 4:20 a.m., Limestone County Deputies responded to the 17000 Block of Morris Rd. in Elkmont, AL, 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, AL. This investigation is ongoing; however, preliminary results indicate this is a justified shooting, and there are no charges at this time.”

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