Defensive gun use: "Gunfire greets thieves during home invasion"

From Halifax County, North Carolina:

Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office investigators were dispatched to a breaking and entering in progress at an Edgewater Community residence.

Once Sgt. Randy Keeton arrived on scene, the victim said he and a friend were asleep when they heard a knock at the door. At first they did not get up but the knocking grew louder.

As the two got out of bed and went toward the bathroom, they heard the door come crashing open and people begin rambling through the man’s belongings. The man said he confronted the suspects with a handgun he kept in the home for protection. He fired the gun and the two suspects fled out of the house, jumped in a pickup truck and drove off.

The victim fired shots at the getaway vehicle. No one was hurt in the incident, but thieves did make off with a pump shotgun.

The sheriff's office is investigating this incident.



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