Suspect captured after shooting during robbery attempt at Spring Hill home

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SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) — Police captured the intruder who shot someone after a robbery attempt at a home in Spring Hill early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. at a residence on Elm Street.

Spring Hill Police said 35-year-old Anthony Wayne Sheffield, Jr. entered the victim’s home and shot the victim, who was taken to a hospital with at least one gunshot wound to the stomach.

Anthony Sheffield
Anthony Sheffield (Courtesy: Spring Hill Police Department)

Sheffield is charged with aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Lt. Justin Whitwell tells News 2 that Sheffield is is a resident of Spring Hill. “We are familiar with him. We were able to locate him fairly quick.”

According to police, after the shooting, Sheffield fled and the victim drove himself to the hospital.

His shocked roommate made this call to 911:

Roommate: Someone tried to break into our house. I thought my roommate was getting ready for work. I jumped up and this guy apparently had tried to break into the house. I kept hearing pow pow pow pow and he took off running out the door.

911: Do you know if he made it into the house, or did your roommate go out to confront him?

Roommate: Oh no, my roommate came out of his bedroom, so this guy was all the way in the house. My roommate is driving himself to the hospital and he has been shot. He is bleeding pretty bad.

At this time police have not released a motive for the crime. Spring Hill Police tell News 2 that the victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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