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Man shot trying to steal copper says resident

Posted By Coretta Williams - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A man is shot while allegedly trying to steal copper tubing from a Tyler home. It happened around 2am Wednesday at the intersection of West Shaw and South Academy.

Police were called to the area because of a report about a man lying by the curb.

A nearby resident told police he had seen the man trying to steal some copper tubing from a home that was under construction, so he shot him with a rifle.

The victim was taken to a Tyler hospital. His injuries are not expected to be life-threatening.

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