Violent Athens home invasion bothers police, neighbors

Police and neighbors are both troubled by a recent home invasion in Athens in which the victim was shot in the face, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“It's crazy, it’s very crazy,” said Marisa Elam, who lives next door to victim Charles Moon. “Happening right next door? Right next door?”

Moon was shot when someone burst through the back door of his home about 2:30 a.m., the news station reported.

Athens-Clarke County police are having a difficult time with the case because they know few details.

"He had a single gunshot to the face,” police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said. “He was only able to tell us someone entered his home and shot him.”

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After surgery, Moon, 31, is improving. But police still are struggling to solve the crime.

“There were no additional witnesses,” Rodriguez said, “and we've had no one come foward. So right now, we have no lead on why this occurred.”

Investigators are not sure if it was a random burglary or if Moon was targeted for a specific reason.

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