Woman Shoots, Injures Attempted Burglary Suspect

Posted at 2:03 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 17:25:31-04

A man was shot by a female apartment tenant when he attempted to burglarize her home.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. Friday at the Waterford Crossings complex on Old Franklin Road.

Authorities said 24-year-old Trenton Hartman went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. That was a short time after 36-year-old JoShanda Odems opened fire on an intruder in her bedroom.

Authorities said Hartman was treated and released. He was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.

According to Odems, she heard repeated knocking at her door and saw a man she did not know through the peephole.

Concerned, she went to her bedroom closet armed with a .357 revolver.

Odems called 911 and heard Hartman inside her apartment. When she heard him enter her bedroom, she came face to face with him at her closet door and fired once in self-defense.

That’s when Hartman ran, and Odems wasn’t sure if she had shot him.

Odems was able to identify Hartman as the burglar in a photo lineup.

At the time of his arrest, Hartman was free on a $4,000 bond for a felony theft charge that stemmed from an arrest earlier in March for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a convenience store.

Hartman was being held on a $100,000 bond.