Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga man, Calvin Carter III, age 22 picked the wrong apartment for a home invasion when he decided to rob victim Shane Feeney's apartment on Sunday night, June 18, according to WRCBTV.
The incident began about 11:30 PM at an apartment complex on Mansion Circle, when Feeney was hanging out at his apartment with friends, and heard someone outside. He said, "It sounded like he was messing with a gun," and although he wasn't sure if that's what the man was doing, he decided to call police.
His friends went to a back bedroom while he was on the phone with police, and one of them decided to jump out of the window to go get help. And that friend came face to face with Carter, who held him at gunpoint, as they walked to the front door.
When Feeney saw Carter, the gun, and his friend, he felt like he didn't have a choice, so he opened the door. Feeney said Carter heard him on the phone with police, and demanded that he give him his phone, which he did.
He said he saw his chance, and took it.
Feeney said, "Whenever he turned around, that's when I grabbed him. And his forearms were still loose so he grabbed the gun out of his waist band and shot me in the leg."
But that gunshot to the leg didn't keep the man down; Feeney and some of his friends rushed Carter, tackled him, and tried to hold him down. Carter resisted and kept fighting to get away.
One of Feeney's friends, Tucker Williams, who helped hold Carter down, said "He kept wrestling with me, I was like 'you have one more chance please stop.' He wouldn't stop and that's when I punched him in the eye twice."
It took five people to hold Carter down until police arrived. According to the arrest report, he is facing multiple charges of first-degree attempted murder, especially aggravated burglary, reckless endangerment, and three counts of aggravated assault. His bond is set at $245,000 secured, and his next court date is set for June 27.
Feeney said that the incident seemed to last for hours, but in reality, it only lasted about 30 minutes. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.