Police: Man Says He Fell Asleep On Couch After Being Shot

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Fayetteville police are investigating a shooting that left one man hospitalized early Wednesday (Feb. 5), officials said.

The unidentified man was hospitalized at Washington Regional Medical Center after reporting he had been shot in the leg during a home invasion the night before at 1743 S. Garland Ave., said Sgt. Craig Stout, police spokesman.

When police responded after 7 a.m. Wednesday, the man told investigators two while males wearing blacks masks and black hoodies burst into his home at some point Tuesday night (Feb. 4) and shot him with a handgun during a struggle. The man said the home invaders also stole his gold 1993 Honda Accord that had been parked in the driveway, Stout said.

The man told police he didn’t report the incident until Wednesday because he had fallen asleep on his couch after being shot during the home invasion. He had a wound from a small-caliber firearm in one leg and some dried blood inside his pants. There apparently was no other blood visible at the scene, Stout said.

Investigators were trying to determine early Wednesday whether the story the man told police is an accurate reflection of the incident that led to his being shot, Stout said.

“Everything is not adding up,” Stout said.


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