MPD: 'urging residents not to confront car burglars' after gunfire exchanged
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — Murfreesboro Police are asking residents to avoid confronting car burglars after suspected thieves and a vehicle owner exchanged gunfire this past weekend.
A Neyland Way homeowner confronted two men breaking into a neighbor's car early Sunday morning.
The burglars fired shots at the homeowner and the man fired back. There were no apparent injuries.
Shots were also fired at a second Murfreesboro resident earlier this month after he confronted a suspected car burglar.
Authorities are urging residents to avoid confrontations and call police if they catch burglars in the act.
MPD says there’s been a rash of more than 100 car burglaries in Murfreesboro since the First of March.