Man Shoots Home Invasion Suspects


HENRY COUNTY, Ga.,None - A Henry County man shot two home invasion suspects Monday, fatally injuring one.

The homeowner told Henry County police that he heard loud noises as if someone was banging on his door. When he grabbed his shotgun and approached the door, it crashed open and two people began to enter his home.

The homeowner said he fired once at the people and they retreated toward their vehicle.

When Henry County police arrived at the home just before noon, they discovered a crowbar at the front door and the body of suspect John David Griffen, 27, of Clanton, Ala., in the front yard. Authorities said the surviving suspect, Monica Johnson Allen, 40, of Covington, had fled the scene.

Just after 2 p.m. Allen called 911 from her home in Covington and reported that she had been shot. Officers responded to the location and transported Allen to Atlanta Medical Center.

After being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Allen was taken to Henry County Jail on robbery charges.