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Fayetteville woman shoots intruder

Posted December 14, 2012

— Police say a Fayetteville woman wounded an intruder Thursday night, and officers have charged a man in the case.

Derrick Emmanuel Allen, 45, of Elliot Farm Road, has been charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy. Police said he is being treated at a local hospital.

The woman heard a noise and saw two people breaking into her home. Police said she grabbed a 20-gauge shotgun and shot one of them in the arm, causing both burglars to flee.

Police are still searching for a second person in the case.

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  • TITAN4X4 Dec 14, 2012

    Where are all of the PRO GUN CONTROL comments. I guess its because the woman actually defended herself inside her own home. Facts are facts! The gun control crowd will make up some scenerio to make her action a crime or say that she endangered everyone arround her for five miles with her six shooter antics. (Yes, I read that it was a 20 Ga. shotgun.)

  • whatelseisnew Dec 14, 2012

    "When I did my conceal carry class, the sheriff deputy told us that we needed to expect that our gun would be taken and not returned, even if we were in the right, and defending ourselves."

    A classic example of tyrannical Government. they should be required to provide you with a loaner until your own weapon can be returned to you. they should only get two weeks to hold your weapon.

  • whatelseisnew Dec 14, 2012

    Good for her.

  • tatermommy52 Dec 14, 2012

    Judge Greg Weeks will convict her of something.

  • Barfly Dec 14, 2012

    Good job. Refuse to become a victim.

  • trianglerelic Dec 14, 2012

    I'd be curious to know if the police confiscated her shotgun as evidence. When I did my conceal carry class, the sheriff deputy told us that we needed to expect that our gun would be taken and not returned, even if we were in the right, and defending ourselves.

  • North Carolina Cutie Dec 14, 2012

    GOOD SHOT AND ASK QUESTIONS LATER. Every female should own a gun that lives alone.

  • Scubagirl Dec 14, 2012

    GOOD FOR HER!!!! Glad she's ok, and NO WAY would I blame her.

  • dsalter Dec 14, 2012

    Situations such as THIS was the very reason the Castle Doctrine was developed. Can anyone blame her for what she did? The Castle Doctrine does not permit someone to chase someone down the street while they are fleeing, but to protect yourself. Good for her!

  • uragoner2 Dec 14, 2012

    ...and may God bless the woman.

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