Suspect shot while burglarizing home

Suspect shot while burglarizing home

A man is fighting for his life after being shot during a burglary in Texarkana.
A man is fighting for his life after being shot during a burglary in Texarkana.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 3400 block of Rice St.

The homeowner told police he woke up to find James Downs, 43, in his bedroom. 

When the homeowner demanded Downs to leave, Downs started to swing at him and then the homeowner shot Downs.

Downs was transported to an area hospital where is in intensive care.

The investigation, which will be turned over to the Prosecuting Attorney's office, will determine if charges will be filed against Downs.

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