“A roommate, who does not want to be identified, said his friend shot at the intruders as they burst through the door. The buck shot from the 12-gauge shotgun hit one of the two intruders. The resident tells us the men were startled when they saw the gun and heard the blast, running out the door.” Yep. A roaring 12 gauge will startle the hell out of you. Especially if it’s pointed your way . . .
From wwaytv3.com comes this report of a Chadbourn, North Carolina home invasion that didn’t quite go as planned.
Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning residents of this home on North Wilkes Street in Chadbourn say two men forced their way in. They kicked in the door, knocking the frame loose. On the other end a frightened resident who was willing to defend himself.
The man who was shot, Eddie Best Jr., fell to the ground along the side of the home. The other suspect ran off toward the back. Police confirm Best died at the hospital about an hour later.
Mr. Best’s surviving friend could not be reached for comment. But he’s not likely to have many nights in the near future when he doesn’t see the gaping maw of that shotgun flashing in his direction.