As the suspect lay in the front yard writhing about, the homeowner’s wife apparently walked over to him, ripped off his mask and told him she would kick him if he moved.
When they man returned home Thursday morning, he noticed some things were out of place. Soon after, he came face to face with an intruder and opened fire.
A 16-year-old was shot while trying to carjack a woman outside of her home, and a day later a woman opened fire when five suspects broke into her home.
The man left his ex-girlfriend threatening messages, saying that he had a knife and was coming to kill them. When he returned from his vehicle with what police described as a “blunt object” yelling that he was going to beat them to death, an armed resident opened fire.
“It is despicable that someone would torture children, and for what? A little cash,” said Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. “I am thankful that we were able to capture at least two of the three individuals responsible for this heinous act. We will continue to work diligently to identify the third suspect.”
The homeowner was awakened to a light shining in his bedroom window, but when the window was broken and a strange man started to climb inside, he opened fire.
Kenneth Sykes was taking a nap when all of the sudden he heard his children screaming. He immediately grabbed his gun and soon came face to face with the man who was trying to force his way through the front door.
The suspects were apparently so anxious to flee with their loot that the shotgun-wielding suspect completely forgot about trigger discipline.
One suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was airlifted to the hospital, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest.
One of the suspects, who was armed with a gun, approached the vehicle, but before he could make a move the victim drew his own gun.