Two held in alleged break-in at lawman's home

March 3, 2011 10:16:52 AM PST
Police say one suspect has been shot and a second man also is held after an alleged break-in at a law officer's East Texas home. Tyler police say the woman and the deputy constable who wounded the suspect were not hurt.

Police around 6:30 a.m. Thursday received a call about two armed men breaking into a unit. Officer Don Martin says Smith County Deputy Constable Derek Phillips shot one suspect in the chest.

The wounded man was transported to a Tyler hospital and was undergoing surgery. The second man fled, but was captured walking near a road. Police say a handgun, apparently thrown into some woods after the break-in, has been recovered.

Police believe the suspects randomly chose the apartment.