12-year-old North Carolina boy open fires and kills home intruder who shot his grandmother in the leg

A 12-year-old boy from North Carolina, USA, killed a home intruder who had shot his grandmother in the leg.

It was reported that the man died after he broke into a the house of a 73-year-old woman.

He was fatally shot by her 12-year-old grandson who was trying to defender her.

The 2 masked robbers entered the house of Linda Ellis in Goldsboro at around 1 am on Saturday.

They demanded money and shot the grandmother in the leg.

The grandson fired back at the 2 intruders in self-defense and fled the scene.

19-year-old Khalif Herring was found at an intersection half block away from the apartment.

He was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care, where he passed away.

Herring was one of the 2 masked men that raided the apartment of the 73-year-old woman.

The police released a statement about the incident, saying:

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.

Ellis was taken to the hospital where her family said she is in good condition.

She will be released later this week.

Randolph Bunn, the grand-uncle of the boy, 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 intruder] just shot his grandma… He would have shot him too, he would’ve shot me too, he would’ve killed us all.

Chiquita Coley, a great niece of Ellis’, said that the had a hard time believing that someone had carried out an robbery.

She added:

My phone was constantly ringing, and ringing and ringing,’ Coley said. ‘I just couldn’t believe she been shot because she’s a good person.  Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It’s got to stop,’ she continued, adding that her aunt was much loved in the community.  I don’t know what they’re thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it’s got to stop.

Charges are not expected to be brought against the 12-year-old boy.

An official investigation has been launched, said the authorities.

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