The Amarillo Police Department is investigating a burglary that caused a homeowner to get shot.

Just after 10 pm Tuesday, APD was called out to a home in the 6700 block of Emerald Court, near Coulter Street and Tascosa Road, and discovered that a victim had been shot after his dog alerted him to the burglar.

The homeowner and suspect exchanged gunfire before he ran away.

He was taken to a hospital and treated for gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body and the case remains under investigation.

If you have any information on this crime, call the Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-400 or submit a tip online at