A 12-year-old boy shot and killed a 19-year-old home intruder who shot his grandmother in the leg.
According to reports, two burglars who broke into the home of 73-year-old Linda Ellis at around 1 am shot the grandmother in the leg and demanded cash.
Ellis’ grandson then opened fire to protect his grandmother and the two masked intruders immediately fled the scene.
Khalil Herring, 19, was found at an intersection near the apartment and he was rushed to Wayne UNC Health Care where he later died.
Officials said in a statement: “Preliminary evidence suggest Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery.
“A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area.”
The grandmother was also taken to the hospital. Her family said that she is now in good condition.
In an interview with ABC 11, Ellis’ son Randolph Bunn said: “They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there.
“One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground… (Ellis) was in the kitchen, I don’t know why they shot her.
‘(The burglar) just shot his grandma… He would have shot him too, he would’ve shot me too, he would’ve killed us all.”
Ellis’ great-niece, Chiquita Coley, said that she could not believe it when they received a call about the incident.
“My phone was constantly ringing, and ringing and ringing. I just couldn’t believe she been shot because she’s a good person,” Coley said.
“Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It’s got to stop.
“I don’t know what they’re thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it’s got to stop.”
No charges will be brought against the 12-year-old but the investigation is ongoing.
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