A homeowner shot and injured two juveniles who threw a large rock through the window of his house, according to a release from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
The suspects have been identified by detectives, but their names were being withheld because they are juveniles, according to the sheriff's office.
The two suspects were shot about 2 a.m. Sunday after they went with a group of juveniles to Marty McKinney's home on Charles Burton Road in Pulaski County. The sheriff's office said the juveniles started kicking the door and threw a large rock through a window, according to the release.
McKinney, 37, responded by shooting at the suspects several times, the release said.
The suspects left the scene and the two juveniles were later treated for non-life threatening injuries. McKinney was not injured.
The Pulaski County sheriff's office said after interviewing the suspects that the incident was apparently sparked by a dispute over child visitation rights. The suspects were sent to McKinney's house by his ex-wife, the release said. McKinney's ex-wife was not one of the suspects who attacked his house, the sheriff's office said.
"At this point in the investigation, it appears McKinney may have acted in self defense," Lt. Brett Whitaker said in the release. Whitaker said a homeowner has the right to defend themselves and their home.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and charges could be filed later.