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  • Store clerks shoot and kill robbery suspect during shootout(NC)

    06/26/2010 6:09:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Ron Lee
    MONROE, NC (WBTV) - A pair of store clerks shot and killed a gunman during an attempted robbery in Monroe late Thursday night, Monroe police said. The two convenience store clerks reacted by pulling their own guns during the attempted robbery and exchanging fire with the suspect, police said. The shooting happened at the Sunny Food Store located on Walkup Road at 10:17 p.m. According to the Monroe Police Department, the suspect approached the two clerks in the store, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register. During the robbery, both of the clerks in the store pulled out...
  • NC man, 76, shoots youth, 15, after home invasion

    08/26/2009 6:40:50 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies · 1,558+ views
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are unraveling a home invasion and burglary that began at an elderly couple's home and ended with a 15-year-old suspect shot to death on a nearby street.
  • Burglar no match for shotgun-toting couple (with video)

    11/28/2008 9:58:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies · 2,297+ views
    Gaston Gazette ^ | 24 November, 2008 | Kevin Ellis
    A would-be burglar who'd been scared off from one house by a 70-year-old woman found himself a few minutes later staring down the wrong end of a shotgun at another, police say. And before the sun rose Sunday, Joshuah Scott Rutledge probably figured out that this northern Gaston County town wasn't ripe for the picking. "If they think Stanley is sleepy, they've got another thing coming," said 56-year-old Phyllis Osborne, who now calls her 62-year-old husband Richard her "knight in shining armor." Rutledge, 26, of Oakboro was reportedly climbing through a bathroom window of a woman's home on the 3500...
  • Store Owner Shoots Suspected Robbers

    12/10/2008 5:36:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies · 760+ views
    WSOCTV ^ | 6 December, 2008 | NA
    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said a business owner shot and killed a suspected robber, and hurt another one. Deputies said it happened at 3:15 a.m. Saturday. Randy Willis, owner of Willis Packaging on Highway 10, went to his store because the alarm was going off. When Willis got there, deputies said he saw a man coming out of his store with a shotgun. Willis and the robber struggled, and deputies said Willis pulled out a pistol and shot the robber, killing him. Deputies said another robber, 52-year-old Arnold Ray Jr., had broken into the store....
  • Police: Homeowner justified in shooting intruder

    01/23/2009 8:35:34 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies · 676+ views
    WRAL ^ | January 22, 2009
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Police said Thursday that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder last weekend wouldn't face criminal charges. Jerry Riley, 54, of 593 Tokay Drive, said a stranger confronted him as he entered his home Saturday night. Riley said he pulled a handgun on the intruder, and the two men then struggled over the gun. The gun went off, and the intruder took the pistol and ran out of the house, police said. Officers investigating the burglary found Joshua Caleb Pratt, 27, of 662 Glenola Drive, in the street with a gunshot would to the abdomen. He...
  • Fayetteville man shoots, kills, intruder

    09/08/2008 4:56:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 126+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 6 September, 2008 | Staff
    A gunman who broke into a Fayetteville home Friday night was shot and killed by another man who was inside the home at the time, police said. The gunman and an accomplice forced their way into the house in the 6400 block of Winter Park Drive about 10:50 p.m., said police Sgt. Sam Oates. An occupant of the home grabbed a small-caliber handgun he kept in the house and fired two shots at the pair as they hastily retreated. Police found the dead assailant lying in the driveway of a nearby home. A gun was still in his hand, Oates...
  • Greenville Pizza Delivery Driver Shoots Robber

    06/24/2008 7:36:59 AM PDT · by big black dog · 73 replies · 271+ views
    A pizza delivery driver fought back at a group of suspects who tried to rob him, pulling out a gun and wounding one of them. Greenville Police say the incident happened early Monday morning at 1105 A Masters Lane when the Chanellos Pizza driver said three suspects began hitting him as he was delivering the pizzas. Police say the delivery driver then pulled out a gun and began to fire. One of the three robbery suspects was struck. Elvis Deans Junior, a 17 year-old student at South Central High School, is listed in stable but critical condition. He'll be charged...
  • Monday shooting leaves man dead (NC)

    09/18/2007 4:30:50 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 107+ views
    Mount Airy News ^ | September 18, 2007 | Tom Joyce
    A 55-year-old man was fatally shot by a homeowner Monday after allegedly trying to enter a Pilot Mountain residence that he had broken into before, authorities said. Ky Howard Jones, whose address is listed as 474 Surry Gadsberry Road, died Monday afternoon at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where he had been airlifted after the shooting that happened shortly after 8 a.m. The incident occurred at a house at 484 Surry Gadsberry Road that Jones previously owned, according to Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson. The alleged intruder also had been convicted of an earlier break-in at the home. In...
  • Wayne Homeowner Kills Intruder (NC)

    09/01/2007 8:48:22 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,740+ views
    WRAL ^ | August 31, 2007 | Staff
    A Wayne County homeowner shot an killed one of three people who broke into his home early Friday, authorities said. Three armed men broke into the home at 2546 Old Mount Olive Highway at about 12:30 a.m. while the family slept inside. The intruders held two adults and four children, ages 4, 5 and 8, at gunpoint and ransacked the house, authorities said. During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a shot, prompting the man who lives in the house to grab a gun and shoot back, authorities said. Antione Logan Chestnut, 19, of 109 Evelyn Circle in Dudley,...
  • [NC] Man awakes, chases suspect (with shotgun)

    08/02/2007 1:27:05 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 705+ views
    Reidsville Review ^ | August 2, 2007 | Staff
    An 80-year-old man armed with a shotgun sent a would-be burglar running it into the woods. Scratching sounds woke Edward Childress about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home on 6363 U.S. Business. When Childress went to investigate, he found a man standing on a ladder looking in his window, according to a sheriff’s office report. Childress grabbed his shotgun, and the man ran off. Rockingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Edwards and his dog, Amos, tracked Kennith David Eanes to train tracks about a mile away. Eanes, 40, of 6960 N.C. 770 in Ruffin, is charged with attempted breaking and entering,...
  • Police: Clerk Holds Robbery Accomplice At Gunpoint [NC]

    05/25/2007 7:16:35 AM PDT · by Titan Magroyne · 15 replies · 497+ views
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police said a convenience store owner held a burglar's accomplice at gunpoint Thursday after an armed robbery at his store. Authorities said a man entered a Shell station on University Parkway at about 5:11 a.m. and demanded money. After he received an undisclosed amount of money, the culprit demanded money from the safe, police said. The owner, James William Overby, retrieved a handgun from a concealed location and pointed it at the culprit, according to Winston-Salem police. A short struggle ensued and the culprit fled on foot, police said. Overby then encountered a second culprit waiting in...
  • Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Fayetteville Home Invasion (NC)

    05/23/2007 9:44:38 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 1,021+ views
    WRAL ^ | May 23, 2007 | Staff
    Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a homeowner shot him after an alleged home invasion. [...] Investigators said three men entered the residence armed with a weapon while the occupant was home. Police said the homeowner heard the men enter the residence, armed himself and fired, shooting one of them. Police said all three men fled the scene and drove to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where the wounded suspect died as a result of his injuries.
  • Suspects Injured During Home Invasion (NC)

    03/10/2007 6:31:31 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 49 replies · 1,430+ views
    ABC ^ | March 10, 2007 | Staff
    Two men are in custody after a home invasion in Fayetteville sent one of the suspects to the hospital. Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives arrested and charged 20-year-old Paul Kent, Jr. and 18-year-old Carlos Francisco Mozzo of attempted first degree burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon. The men allegedly entered the home of 66-year-old James Wiggins Friday evening. Wiggins told detectives his dog alerted him to the men approaching his home. That's when he retrieved a gun from his bedroom. Wiggins said when the suspects forced open his back door, he began firing his gun. Kent suffered a gunshot wound...
  • Thwarted Thief - Clerk Pulls Gun On Would-Be Robber At Morganton Convenience Store (NC)S

    02/13/2007 9:32:37 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 8 replies · 613+ views
    Morganton News Herald ^ | February 13, 2007 | Staff
    A pistol-wielding clerk told police she she chased away a robber Monday night. Officers would not release her name Tuesday. Burke County Sheriff's Detective Rodney Norman says a man came into the Shop and Save on N.C. 18 North about 10:30 p.m. Monday and asked the 34-year old female clerk if she was alone. Norman says the clerk had noticed the man around the store earlier in the evening, and thought something was amiss. He says the clerk told police the man slid her a note across the counter that said "Give me the money from the drawer or you're...
  • Police: McDonald's Employee Shoots, Kills Armed Robber In West Charlotte (NC)

    01/26/2007 9:04:06 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 88 replies · 2,258+ views
    WSOC ^ | January 25, 2007 | Staff
    The Mecklenburg County District Attorney will now decide if a McDonald's employee will face charges for shooting and killing an armed robbery suspect. Police said 20-year-old Donte McFadden walked into the McDonald’s on Freedom Drive in west Charlotte around 10 p.m. Thursday wearing a hoodie over his head, gloves and a pair of sunglasses. They say he tried to hold up the restaurant at gunpoint when a worker, armed with a handgun, began a shootout. McFadden and a woman working in the restaurant were both shot. Medic transported the two to Carolinas Medical Center. McFadden died shortly after arriving at...
  • [NC] Man Shot During Attempted Robbery (Suspect, victim exchange shots)

    01/07/2007 8:37:05 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 707+ views
    WECT ^ | January 5, 2007 | Staff
    A Wilmington man is recovering from a gun shot wound to his ankle. Police say he was shot after exchanging gun fire with a man who tried to rob him. Police say 26-year-old Matt Hearn was getting out of this truck, when a man pulled out a gun and demanded all his money. Police say Hearn gave the man his wallet, but no money was inside, so the robber demanded Hearn drive him to the ATM. That's when Hearn went to the other side of his Ford Ranger, pretended to go through his bag looking for his keys, but instead...
  • Late Night Shooting Leaves One Man Dead (North Carolina)

    01/15/2007 6:50:25 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 479+ views
    WECT ^ | January 15, 2007 | Staff
    A man is dead after a late night shooting on McRae Street in Wilmington. His family says the death was senseless. Derrick "Dooby" Marshall, Jr. was shot to death after an apparent argument over a handgun. It happened on the 500 block of McRae Street in an abandoned building. Friends and family of Marshall say the man who shot him was his cousin's husband. Police say it was self defense, and no charges have been made against the shooter. One eyewitness and close friend of Marshall's says he was an all around good guy. An autopsy will be done later...
  • [NC] Toddler Scares Off Would-Be Robbers In Northwest Charlotte (By summoning armed father)

    01/09/2007 9:38:44 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 819+ views
    WSOC ^ | January 8, 2007 | Staff
    A group of men tried to break-into a home in northwest Charlotte Monday morning, but a toddler spotted them and helped scare them away. It Happened On Long Creek Parkway, off Bellhaven Boulevard in the "Woods At Coulwood" community. Two men threw a brick into a back window and broke inside the house. The victims say their three friends were waiting outside. A 3-year-old inside spotted the intruders and ran for her father. He grabbed a gun and scared off the masked burglars. He didn't want to speak on camera, but told us all the burglars looked young, and may...
  • Man shoots at home intruder (NC)

    12/27/2006 7:23:49 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 12 replies · 714+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 27, 2006 | STEVE LYTTLE
    No injuries were reported late Tuesday night in an apparent attempted home burglary that turned into a fight with at least one shot being fired. The incident happened about 11:45 p.m. in the Hickory Grove area of northeast Charlotte. A man told police he was preparing to take out the trash at his home in the 5600 block of Keyway Boulevard, between Kimmerly Glen Drive and East W.T. Harris Boulevard, when he realized an intruder was in his house. The resident told police he went to get a handgun and as he turned around, the attacker struck him in the...
  • Clerk Shoots One of Would-Be Robbery Pair (NC)

    12/23/2006 8:46:01 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 778+ views
    WRAL ^ | December 23, 2006 | Staff
    A convenience store clerk turned the tables on two armed robbers Saturday afternoon. It happened at the Amoco gas station at 1711 Clinton Road in Fayetteville around 3:30. Fayetteville police said the clerk shot one of the suspects as the robber began to pull out a silver handgun. The wounded suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His wound was not life-threatening, police said. The other suspect ran away, and police were looking for him. Police did not have a good description, but said each man was wearing red bandana over his face.
  • Store owner shoots at robber (NC)

    12/01/2006 11:12:38 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 26 replies · 714+ views
    Hickory Daily Record ^ | November 30, 2006 | Jennifer Menster
    CLAREMONT - An armed robber is still on the loose after a Wednesday night attack, but it wasn’t an easy getaway. The robbery happened at Piney Woods Quick Stop on N.C. 10 in Claremont around 10 p.m. The owner, Ram Dass, said he was about to close the store when a man entered with his face covered, pointed a handgun at Dass’ head and demanded money. Dass handed over about $1,500, according to the investigation report. As the subject was driving away from the scene, Dass fired several shots. Dass told deputies he did not believe any bullets hit the...
  • Police: Robber Shot, Killed By Cab Driver In West Charlotte

    11/29/2006 10:00:39 AM PST · by Hazcat · 8 replies · 609+ views ^ | 11/29/06 |
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Homicide detectives are turning over evidence in a deadly west Charlotte shooting to the district attorney to determine whether charges will be filed. Police say a Checker Cab driver shot and killed a man who robbed him just before 3 a.m. Wednesday on Columbus Circle.
  • Man shot by homeowner, not deputies (NC)

    11/07/2006 9:56:35 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 9 replies · 807+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | November 5, 2005 | Staff
    A man wounded during a home break-in on Tuesday was shot by the resident, David Grice, the sheriff of Davidson County, said yesterday. A news brief in yesterday's paper incorrectly said that the man had been shot by deputies. Grice said that Zackary Allen Staley, 21, of 149 Clapp Farm Road was shot by the homeowner, Phillip Cross Jr. The shooting remains under review and no charges have been filed against the homeowner, Grice said. Grice said that deputies were sent to Cross' home Tuesday on a report of a home invasion and that shots had been fired. Grice said...
  • Again, clerk fights back during robbery attempt (NC)

    10/28/2006 11:20:50 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 48 replies · 997+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | October 28, 2006 | MELISSA MANWARE
    Ruth Robinson is a fighter. When she was 67, she shot and killed a teenager who'd pointed a gun at her husband during a robbery attempt at their northwest Charlotte convenience store. Another man tried to rob Robinson on Thursday night. She shot at him, too. But this time, Robinson, now 73, was struck in the neck by a bullet. She was at Carolinas Medical Center in critical condition late Friday. Family members said she had surgery in the late afternoon and is expected to recover. Robinson, whose husband died several years ago, works part time at the Convenience Shop-Mart...
  • High Point homeowner shoots intruder (NC)

    10/13/2006 11:58:50 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 15 replies · 1,326+ views
    Greensboro News-Record ^ | Friday, October 13, 2006 | Staff
    HIGH POINT — A 40-year-old intruder was shot in the chest by a homeowner Thursday night, police reported today. Residents of 306 Cedar St. told High Point police they were inside when they heard a loud noise in the front. When they went to investigate, they found that the front door had been forced open and there was an intruder in their house, police said in a press release. Terry Zimmerman, of 515 Hill St. in High Point, was walking into the residence when the homeowners confronted him in the front hallway, police said. The homeowner, whom police did not...
  • No Charges Filed After Homeowner Kills Intruder (NC)

    10/02/2006 8:54:24 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 11 replies · 966+ views
    WRAL ^ | October 2, 2006 | Staff
    No charges will be filed against an Orange County homeowner who killed an intruder Sunday, authorities said Monday. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said a homeowner shot and killed an intruder on Cedar Valley Road near Hillsborough shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. Authorities said the shooting happened after the homeowner returned to his house and found intruders inside. According to investigators, the homeowner got a gun, confronted the intruders and a fight broke out. One of the intruders was then fatally shot, authorities said.
  • Lexington [NC] man shoots home intruders

    09/28/2006 11:39:59 AM PDT · by Titan Magroyne · 53 replies · 1,124+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | September 28. 2006 | SEAN JAREM
    A Jessup Street homeowner shot two men who were trying to break into his house early this morning, Lexington police said. Investigators say they have information that the home invasion stemmed from a previous domestic violence incident. "It wasn't random," said Lexington Police Lt. Jon Hicks. "They knew the victim." When the two men allegedly made entry into the home, Delaise Ander Eller went for his shotgun and fired on Shedarrius Pate, 18, of Link Circle, and Kannell Leach, 21, of Greensboro, police said. A third suspect, Cyrus Clifford Butler, 24, of Greensboro, was waiting outside in a car. Pate...
  • Homeowner could faces charges in shooting

    09/13/2006 10:03:11 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 139 replies · 2,796+ views
    WCNC-TV (North Carolina) ^ | 9/12/06 | Glenn Counts
    MONROE -- A burglary suspect is dead after the homeowner opened fire. It happened Monday morning in Waxhaw. Now, the district attorney is working to figure out if the homeowner was protecting his family or if he was protecting his property. How the DA’s office answers that question will determine if the shooting was a legal case of self-defense. Union County deputies arrived at the home on Locklyn Road around 12:30 a.m. Monday. John David Mobley, 38, had been shot. Paramedics tried to save his life, but were unable. “It’s not worth a life,” said Mobley’s Aunt Mary Wheeler. “It’s...
  • Would-be burglar shot, authorities say

    09/14/2006 10:56:54 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 2 replies · 595+ views
    SMITHFIELD - Authorities in Johnston County say they caught a would-be burglar after his intended victim fired a pistol at a car speeding away from the victim's house early this morning. Randall Holmes, who lives on Buffalo Road north of Selma, was awakened about 2 a.m. by noises and looked out a window to see a man trying to break into his house through a door, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Holmes grabbed his pistol, stepped outside and fired four shots at what he figured was the getaway car. A short time later, Derrick Barnes, 19, arrived at...
  • Home Owner Shoots Would Be Robbers

    01/17/2006 9:47:28 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 77 replies · 1,838+ views
    Home Owner Shoots Would Be Robbers Eyewitness News (01/16/06 - ORANGE COUNTY) - Two Orange County women are recovering from bullet wounds after surviving a violent home invasion. It began early Monday morning on Lipscomb Grove Church Road when two suspects kicked in the front door of a home, and shot the two women watching TV inside. Marjorie Whitted, 50, and her 27-year-old daughter, Vicky both suffered bullet wounds to their legs. Carlton Whitted, 62, was in the bedroom when the men broke in. "They be saying I been shot I been shot." P> The suspects tried to push their...
  • Surry man shoots home intruder (NC)

    02/04/2006 8:08:27 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 71 replies · 1,780+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Saturday, February 4, 2006 | Staff
    PILOT MOUNTAIN A homeowner shot and injured a man who broke into his house this morning, the Surry County Sheriff's Office said. Greg and Ashley Durham of 2769 Old Highway 52 woke up about 3:30 when they heard their dog barking outside, the sheriff's office said in a statement. They saw a person wearing what looked like a hood walking near the back of their house, and called 911. The man forced open a locked door and came in the front of the house. Greg Durham "shot the disguised unknown person after the entry into the living quarters of the...
  • Cumberland Co. Mother Shoots Home Intruder, Authorities Say

    03/14/2006 4:49:01 PM PST · by NCjim · 36 replies · 973+ views
    WRAL ^ | March 14, 2006
    EUREKA SPRINGS, N.C. -- A Cumberland County mother shot and killed an apparent home intruder Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting happened on the corner of Eloise Street and Charles Avenue near Fayetteville, where investigators said, a man kicked in the front door of the house, possibly to burglarize the house. The woman, Crystal Strickland, 23, then shot the man, investigators said. They said Strickland was inside the house when she heard tapping on an outside window. When she went to investigate the noise, she either saw or heard the intruder, who was armed, trying to kick in the front...
  • Suspect Killed During Home Invasion (NC)

    02/20/2006 8:47:31 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 640+ views
    ABC/Eyewitness News ^ | February 19, 2006 | Staff
    One man was killed and another was injured during a violent home invasion in Robeson County. Sheriff's investigators say three men broke into a home on Lester Michael Road near St. Pauls early Sunday morning and started shooting. A man, his wife and children were sleeping when the men broke in. The man, Mario Sosa exchanged gunfire, hitting one of the suspects. He ended up being shot and underwent surgery Sunday night. Two of the suspects dropped of the third suspect at the hospital where he died. Those two suspects are still on the loose.
  • Pickens County Woman Shoots Home Invader (NC)

    04/17/2006 4:15:43 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 984+ views
    FOX 21 ^ | April 14, 2006 | Staff
    A house in Liberty is the epitome of peace, especially with the sound of chimes. Hard to believe, something violent happened inside. Pickens County Investigators say Brian Teague forced his way into Susan Hendricks' home Thursday evening and refused to leave. "She felt threatened," says Lt. Lane Byers, Pickens County Sheriff's Office. "She felt she could not leave the home to get away from him. And she felt she had to defend herself. She used a firearm to do so." Hendricks reportedly shot Teague several times. She was trying to take food to her disabled father next door, when everything...
  • Pregnant Woman Who Killed Home Intruder Gives Birth (Happy ending - NC Armed Citizen has baby boy)

    04/17/2006 7:35:10 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 8 replies · 886+ views
    WRAL ^ | April 14, 2006 | Staff
    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. -- A pregnant woman who killed an intruder has given birth to a baby boy. Crystal Strickland was home with her young children when Louis McMillian broke into her home a month ago in Cumberland County. Strickland shot McMillian, who died. Deputies have wrapped up their investigation. Now, the district attorney will decide whether to close the case.
  • Durham resident shoots two men, kills one (NC)

    08/10/2006 1:17:23 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 34 replies · 1,352+ views
    News14 ^ | August 9, 2006 | Ann Forte
    DURHAM -- Hours after Durham police first responded to a call on Dearborn Drive, officers were still combing over the crime scene. It all began just after 1:30 am on Wednesday. Investigators said two men -- one armed with a gun -- kicked in the front door of 3301 Dearborn Drive. A man, his girlfriend, and their 15-month-old baby were home at the time. The man gunned down the intruders, killing one of them, wounding the other. Durham police said the wounded intruder was 19-year-old Rashaad Cox, of Durham. Investigators have charged the him in connection with the break-in. "All...