Metro police said a resident will not face charges after he shot and killed an armed home invader late Wednesday night in Antioch.
Police said convicted drug felon Michael Shane Martin, 35, of Hickory Hollow Parkway in Antioch was wearing a mask and gloves when he tried to break into an apartment in the Brentridge complex on Bell Road.
Detectives said Martin knocked on the door of the apartment that Michael Moffitt, 29, shares with his girlfriend, 26-year-old Caycee Albright.
When the couple looked out of the peephole, it was covered from the outside. Moffitt directed Albright to the bedroom and told her to call police.
Moffitt, who had legal weapons in the apartment, retrieved an AR-15 rifle and again checked the peephole. Seeing that it was no longer covered, Moffitt opened the door.
At that point, Martin, armed with a semi-automatic pistol, forced his way in and shoved Moffitt hard into an interior wall, police said. Moffitt opened fire on Martin with the rifle, fatally wounding him.
A second man wearing a ski mask was seen on the backside of the apartment building. He fled the area after hearing the gunshots. Police are still searching for him.
Moffitt said he didn't know Martin. Albright, however, said she was acquainted with him through mutual associates.
At this point, detectives think that Martin may have come to the apartment as part of a plot to rob Moffitt of his weapons.
The preliminary investigation by police indicates that Moffitt shot Martin in self-defense. He has not been charged.
Albright was found to have an outstanding warrant charging her with leaving the scene of a property damage accident last year. She was arrested on that matter and released after posting a $5,000 bond.
Martin was convicted of six felony drug counts last November and received a seven-year probated sentence, police said.
About an hour before the incident in Antioch, Metro officers responded to shooting near the North police precinct.
Around 9:45 p.m., police found a man who had been shot three times.
He was rushed to the hospital in serious condition with life-threatening wounds.
Detectives said there aren't any witnesses, and they don't know if the man lived at the apartment complex where the shooting happened.
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