JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible home invasion that occurred Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred at a residence on Lower Hamilton Hill Road. A 911 call was received just after 2 p.m.
The homeowner reported a black male around 6 feet tall, wearing a dark blue shirt with lettering on the front, shorts and tennis shoes attempting to break into his home.
According to the sheriff's department, the homeowner confronted the suspect and was then shot in the leg by the intruder.
The suspect then fled on foot into a wooded area heading north.
The homeowner was transported to a local hospital for medical care.
Deputies are on scene collecting evidence and are searching for the suspect.
If you have any information on the suspect's whereabouts, contact the Jones County Sheriff's Department at 601-425-3147.