NC Homeowner Shoots and Kills Violent Morning Intruder During “Fight for his life”

February 25 2013
by GSL Staff
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A homeowner in Hickory, NC tried to call for help as his door was being kicked in at 9am, but the intruder forced his way inside and took the phone from the homeowner.

The homeowner tried to grab a single shot shotgun to defend himself with, but the suspect managed to gain control of the weapon during a struggle. The homeowner retreated to his bedroom and retrieved his .38 revolver.

The homeowner confronted the suspect and shot the man, killing him.

Police say no charges are expected.

A neighbor, who openly carries his gun, says the homeowner did the right thing.

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