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Henderson teen shoots man who attempted home invasion

Posted December 29, 2011

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— A Henderson teenager shot and killed an intruder Thursday morning, according to the Vance County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived at 586 S. Lynnbank Road, they found a man lying in the yard. Michael Anthony Henderson Jr., 19, had been shot in the chest with a shotgun, deputies said. He was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center where he died.

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Deputies did not say which of two people home at the time -- teens ages 14 and 17 -- pulled the trigger, but no charges are expected against them or their parents.

Deputies said Henderson, of 150 Freedom Lane, had an accomplice. They are looking for Andrew Terry, of 113 N. Woods Drive. Terry is also wanted for a break-in Nov. 14 at a different Vance County home. Anyone with information about where Terry might be is asked to call the Vance County Sheriff's Office at 252-738-2200.

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  • paul26 Jan 6, 2:08 p.m.

    "What I do want to do is take them away from the lunatic savage types that can't wait to kill someone, almost anyone at all."

    And just how do you think this should be done? Lunatics are already prohibited by law from owning a firearm.

  • tarheel2thebone Jan 6, 12:52 p.m.

    That's exactly what we need - more gun control. That way, this teenager and his sister could and would have been the victims of four scumbag intruders. fayncmike, you protect your home with 911 if you want, but don't try to support or infringe on my right to protect mine with a 12 gauge. When seconds count, the police will be there in minutes.

  • Vinnie DaBlade Jan 2, 1:17 p.m.

    In case anybody's interested, Andy Terry is still on the loose and wanted for a prior home invasion. Think he'll give up his life of crime and enroll in seminary school or case out another house or worse, attack an elderly lady on the street once he runs out of cash? He's the reason why I exercise my right to carry a firearm.......

  • fayncmike Jan 2, 8:18 a.m.

    "I want to live next door to fayncmike. Just so I can put up a sign that reads "My next door neighbor wants to ban all guns. His house is unarmed. Out of respect for their opinions, I promise not to use my guns to PROTECT THEM"
    gunny462"

    Where did you ever read that I wanted to ban all guns? What I do want to do is take them away from the lunatic savage types that can't wait to kill someone, almost anyone at all. We've had people like them before. They were called, "Thrill Killers." I see a lot of that here. The state is handing out permits to every tom, dick and Harry without making any attempt at all to find out the mental makeup of those people. It's not a good situation at all.

  • redrubberball1 Dec 30, 4:13 p.m.

    "You are the new poster boy for why we need WAY stricter gun control laws"

    Actually you are very dangerous to those of us who intend to protect ourselves, our communities and neighborhoods and our American way of life.

  • redrubberball1 Dec 30, 4:03 p.m.

    "The average American has never witnessed-probably never even read a complete, official report of a real, armed, confrontation. But he has seen hundreds on the screen. On TV, the one who has the drop on his opponent yells "Hold it right there", and the gunman freezes, then slowly opens his hand to let the weapon fall. But in real life, the criminal does not freeze at the unexpected challenge." Massad F Ayoob

    Sounds very believable to me. It dictates that you use force against him until the threat is neutralized.

  • fayncmike Dec 30, 3:48 p.m.

    "Deadly force should always be the first club out of the bag when someone is trying to break in to my home...where my children are. Maybe you would like to wait and shoot him after he kills one of your children? My job is to protect my family first..not worry about losing my new 3D TV or Hummer in some civil suit brought by the family of a dirtbag.
    RTPMedic"

    You are the new poster boy for why we need WAY stricter gun control laws

  • redrubberball1 Dec 30, 3:36 p.m.

    Most of us feel pretty safe and secure in our homes and tend to unwind into a total "code white" mental posture. This can be a mistake. Mental preparation to deal with the unexpected is wise. Since we began hearing of "home invasions", it is wise to be prepared, including the mental disposition to deal with it, effectively. Ones survival depends on it!

  • westernwake1 Dec 30, 3:13 p.m.

    "A liberal is just a conservative that hasn't been mugged yet." - jenjengirl89

    A conservative is just a liberal that hasn't been laid off yet.

  • IBnormal Dec 30, 3:12 p.m.

    "So simple, like taking candy from a baby. Kid #1, holding the gun to kid two. "Call 911, I'll keep them covered till the cops get here. That's the first club out of the bag!
    fayncmike"

    (Part One)The proceeding may sound brutal. It is, necessary. The call of the challenge before the draw is a myth based on an Old West code that never existed in real life. Adherence to this precept of fair play has cost the lives of many police officers and law abiding citizens, who perhaps never realized that their antagonist did not follow the code.

    The average American has never witnessed-probably never even read a complete, official report of a real, armed, confrontation. But he has seen hundreds on the screen. On TV, the one who has the drop on his opponent yells "Hold it right there", and the gunman freezes, then slowly opens his hand to let the weapon fall. But in real life, the criminal does not freeze at the unexpected challenge. Massad F Ayoob

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