WINSTON, Georgia — This is probably not the best way to start selling your house.
An Atlanta-based photographer is suing a Georgia homeowner after she shot him when he arrived to take photos of her house for a real estate listing.
Whitney Morris, who suffered serious injuries in the Feb. 2 shooting, is also suing the real estate agency that hired him and the agency employee who was supposed to let the homeowner know he was coming.
According to the lawsuit, Morris was initially booked by Real Estate Expert Advisors to do the shoot on Feb. 1, but had to reschedule, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported.
When he showed up at the house the next day, he began by taking pictures of the the exterior of Belinda Brooks’ home in Winston. He then took a key from a lockbox and let himself inside, triggering off an alarm. Brooks — who was inside a bedroom — picked up a handgun and fired through the door, striking Morris as he entered the house.
When Brooks realized what had happened, she called 911 and told the dispatcher that no one had told her that a photographer was coming and that she thought Morris was an intruder.
But Morris’ suit accuses Brooks of to failing to “act as a reasonable person would under the circumstances.”