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Fayetteville police: Resident shot suspect during burglary

Posted October 23, 2008

— Fayetteville police said that a resident shot and wounded a suspect during a home break-in Thursday afternoon.

Two people forced their way into a residence in the 400 block of Acacia Circle around 2:30 p.m., officers said. The victim was at home and heard the burglars as they tried to take several items.

Investigators said that the resident confronted the burglars with a firearm. The resident shot one person in the lower leg and detained him until police arrived.

The second burglar fled the scene by unknown means, police said.

The suspect was transported to Cape Fear Valley Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they plan to charge him with felony breaking-and-entering and felony larceny. Investigators have not been able to determine the man's identity.

Detectives remained at the crime scene late Thursday afternoon.


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  • Tripwire Oct 24, 2008

    Good job homeowner. These things happen more then you realise, All over the country for some reason they don't seem to get the publicity that other shootings get.

  • Legio VI Oct 24, 2008

    Well done!

  • shoyaryt Oct 24, 2008

    "Under Obama this man defending his home could be charged for shooting the intruder."

    I believe that is the CURRENT law...

  • lumberman Oct 24, 2008

    Good job. Glad this happened now. Under Obama this man defending his home could be charged for shooting the intruder. Hope you early voters knew that.

  • urbizn Oct 23, 2008

    Give the Sergeant a medal!

    This home protected by Sig....Sauer, that is......

  • Blue Shirt Oct 23, 2008

    UPDATE on Fayetteville burglar shot today; Christopher Pittman who has a court date in Nov for burglary and possessing stolen property and is on Probation for numerous burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon; if it is the same one you can see his record on NC DOC website and check his name on cumberland county Courts OPUS # 0852909; his accomplice ran and left the vehicle with stolen items from an earlier burglary; the shooter was an Air Force NCO; good shooting Sarge!

  • Calvin Oct 23, 2008

    The suspect was transported to Cape Fear Valley "Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries."

    His day is about to get worse....

  • drnc Oct 23, 2008

    Good shooting! This story made my day.

  • The original Mr. Reaction Oct 23, 2008

    When taking concealed weapons training and firearm self defense classes they teach you to fire two to three rounds center mass so that there is no chance you can be sued. This guy must have been a bad shot.

  • itsnews2me Oct 23, 2008

    Give that homeowner a medal for the fight against terrorism! Thugs are domestic terrorists as far as I am concerned.