Family Tied Up, Man Shot In South Montgomery Home Invasion


By Jessica Gertler

Residents in a South Montgomery neighborhood say they are on high alert after a home invasion left a man in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.


"I went to the door and looked, and they were taping up my front door," says Walter Pringle.

Blue lights peered through Pringle's front window Tuesday night. Pringle noticed a man lying on the ground about 40 feet from his house. His neighbor had been shot.

"He was in critical condition. That was yesterday morning," he says.

According to the police report, a woman left her 14-year-old son and one-year-old at home when she ran to the grocery store. When she came back, two men wearing ski-masks put a gun to her head. They then blindfolded and bound her and her son.

Authorities say when her boyfriend came home, the two men shot him, and made away with the woman's car.

"I saw police. I don't know what really happen, but I saw them down this street," says neighbor Joseph Brewton.

Brewton has lived down the street for 20 years. He says it's a quiet neighborhood, but lately crime has swept the streets.

In March, police say two men robbed a man in his home on Cross Creek Drive. No word if Tuesday's incident is related.

"For other neighbors that have little kids running around the neighborhood, I'm really worried about them," says Brewton.

Police are confirming that Tuesday's incident is not related to a home invasion on Bell Road involving a family of 11 that happened earlier this month.

"I saw him laying in the grass. The grass was too high to see the blood," says Pringle.

Pringle says he can't get the image out of his mind. He says the image will haunt him forever. 

"You're supposed to feel comfortable at home, but I feel uncomfortable now," he says.

The Bell Road home invasion is the only home invasion where police are offering a reward. When Alabama News Network asked police, they told us that Tuesday's incident is not fitting for a reward. The incident report states that Tuesday's incident was drug related.


Police say the man is still at Baptist South and suffering from life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made. If you have any information, please call Montgomery Police at  (334) 241-2651.



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