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1 Suspect Injured, 1 In Custody After Alleged Home Invasion

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:26:09-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – One suspect was taken into custody and a second suspect was injured after an alleged home invasion.

Police said the incident happened around 5:35 a.m. Friday at Prewitt’s Mobile Home Park off of Whitfield Road.

Authorities said they responded to a report of shots fired and found a resident of the park with severe facial injuries.

According to the victim, two black males broke down his front door and assaulted him. The victim claimed he was struck multiple times in the face with a pipe.

Officers said the suspects were allegedly armed with a pistol and machete. They reportedly stole a television and some medication from the home and also went through the victim’s vehicles.

According to a report from the victim, the suspects fired at him when he followed them outside, and they then fled in an old green car.

Police found two .380 caliber shell casings and a length of pipe at the scene.

Authorities said the victim was taken to Gateway Hospital for his injuries.

A short time later around 6:18 a.m. police were notified of a patient, later identified as 23-year-old Joshua Troope, with a gunshot wound in the emergency room. Troope had been shot in the stomach. He was sent by LifeFlight to a hospital in Nashville.

After an investigation, 28-year-old Jemonte Ingram was charged with aggravated robbery in the home invasion.

Police said it was believed Troope was Ingram’s accomplice, but they added it was unclear how Troope was shot in the stomach.

Troope remained in the hospital. Ingram was taken into custody.

Officials said the victim and suspects gave conflicting stories.