Littleton, N.C. — Halifax sheriff's deputies are looking for the crooks who got away after a drug-related home invasion led to a shootout that left one man dead despite the body armor he was wearing.
The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reports (http://bit.ly/uGkzXV) three armed men burst into a home on Short Street in Littleton Wednesday night.
Sheriff's Lt. Bobby Martin says the home's resident fired back, killing Ricardo Harley, 20, and wounding a second intruder, Kayman Northington, 41. Northington faces first-degree burglary and other charges.
Martin says the robbery was drug-related but gave no other details.
He said the resident was protecting himself and his home and will not be charged.
The third intruder and a fourth robber who waited outside the home got away and are being sought.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Halifax County Sheriff's Office at 252-583-8051 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.
Northington was on probation for a May conviction for possessing stolen goods and has multiple assault, larceny and breaking and entering convictions dating to 1987, according to state Department of Correction records. He has served a total of about two years in jail for 23 misdemeanor convictions in North Carolina and a single felony drug conviction in Virginia.