A burglary suspect was shot by a homeowner overnight. The suspect underwent surgery this morning (Tuesday) and at last report is in stable condition.
At 11:11pm Monday, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and Bailey Police Department responded to a home in the 7900 block of Old Middlesex Road to a report of a burglary in progress.
The wounded suspect, identified as Jose Luiz Arizpe, 34, of Elm City, was transported to WakeMed for medical treatment.
According to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, a male and a female were inside of the residence when the break-in occurred. Arizpe is reported to have assaulted the woman with a construction hammer. The male inside of the residence, a North Carolina concealed carry permit holder, shot at the suspect several times. There were no children inside of the residence at the time.
Warrants were obtained against Arizpe for first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. This investigation is still ongoing by the detectives of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.