Alabama man shoots to defend home. Intruder was his wife’s lover secretly living there for a year

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A homeowner in Alabama set out to defend his home but the secret he uncovered is bound to shake up his whole life. He shot at someone he thought was trying to rob him, but it turned out the supposed assailant was his wife’s lover.

The man had been secretly living in the same house with her husband for over a year, based on police reports.

What are the details?

The strange incident took place in Creola, Alabama and it left many neighbors and even investigators baffled. Frank Reeves was shot on Sunday night by 53-year-old Michael Amacker, according to The Blaze.

Reeves was struck by bullets in the chest, and he returned fire. Amacker was injured in the leg and elbow. First responders took both men to a local hospital to get treatment for the injuries.

Mobile County Sheriff's deputies determined that the man’s wife had told him there was an intruder inside the house. She forgot to mention that the trespasser was actually her boyfriend and that the man had been hiding out in the home for more than a year. Investigators discovered that Tracy, the man’s wife, had arranged for meals to be routinely delivered to her lover in secret.

Amacker was known to stay at home for days and he was limiting his exposure by avoiding even trips to the bathroom. Several bottles of urine were found in his room. The strange crime has left many people puzzled.

“It was just a very odd scene to work. It's something that I haven't seen in 30-plus years,” Mobile County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Burch shared with WALA-TV.
“My wife and I have lived here for 13 years, never ever seen anything go on like this,” Kenneth Wilson, a neighbor, said for the outlet.
“We saw them bring out the suspect, and also the man that was shot, and they both seemed to be okay. They weren't saying much, in fact, the suspect did not say a word, it looked like he was way out of it,” he added.

Detectives are convinced drugs played a part in the incident since both Amacker and Reeves were high at the time when the shooting took place. And since drugs were in it, investigators don’t exclude the possibility that the attack was a murder-for-hire plot.

Amacker is a convicted felon and has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, and possession of a controlled substance. His wife was also taken into custody after she came for a police interview while having drugs on her.

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