Three Arrested, One Killed When Armed Homeowner Fights Back Against Armed Home Invaders

February 25 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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# of Suspects: Shots Fired: Unknown
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Source: Archive: None


From the Onslow, NC Sheriff’s Office,

On 02/23/14 at 7:30pm Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 145 Abbotts Branch Lane, in reference to a Burglary and gunshot victim. Upon further investigation deputies learned that the gunshot victim was S/Michael P. Holliday. Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives processed the crime scene.

Michael P. Holliday, Jordan M. Sanford, Brian P. Bailey and Jonathan D. Koncir, conspired to break into the residence belonging to John P. Moore and rob him. Michael P. Holliday and Brian P. Bailey entered the residence brandishing a 20 gauge shotgun; While Jonathan D. Koncir and Jordan M. Sanford waited nearby in a get away vehicle.

While inside the residence Brian P. Bailey and deceased Michael P. Holliday pointed the shotgun at John P. Moore while demanding drugs and money. Then John P. Moore pulled a 22 cal. pistol and demanded that they leave his residence. During the course of the robbery Michael P. Holliday was shot before fleeing the residence with Brian P. Bailey.

The four suspects left the residence enroute to the hospital to get care for Michael Paul Holliday who had been shot. While enroute to the hospital the fleeing suspect collided with another vehicle on NC Hwy 172 in Hubert, NC.

Michael P. Holliday was transported to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune for his injuries, but was later pronounced dead.

The suspects are being held on $200,000 bond each.

This is the 39th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of North Carolina and the 1,076th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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