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Raleigh apartment resident shoots, kills intruder

Posted August 10, 2013
Updated August 11, 2013

A resident of Wolf Creek Apartments shot and killed an intruder Aug. 10, 2013.
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— A resident of Raleigh's Wolf Creek apartments shot and killed an intruder early Saturday. 

Police were called to the complex near the State Fairgrounds early Saturday morning just before 2 a.m. They found Trevor Anders Herne, 35, dead of a gunshot wound.

Investigators said that the resident, Vincent Reed Bellamy, 23, was armed inside Apartment 106 at 6118 Wolf Ridge Court when he was confronted by an armed intruder. The resident prevailed. 

The resident told a dispatcher in his call to 911 that a man broke into his apartment and held a handgun to his face. The tenant was then able to get his own gun and shoot the intruder.

Raleigh police said no charges had been filed in the case. The investigation is ongoing. 

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  • Laringar Aug 13, 2013

    This criminal's MO was that he broke into apartments in the middle of the night, then when he was discovered, he'd point a gun at the resident and back out. I know someone whose apartment was broken into a while back by this same criminal. That person has since moved out.

    So that said, it wouldn't surprise me if when the resident went to check out the noise, he already had his gun with him, because it was already known that someone had been breaking into apartments while armed.

  • mckangst Aug 13, 2013

    If someone comes enters a residence uninvited with a firearm, they have threatened anyone inside the building by their very presence. Shooting them, at that point, in the back or otherwise, is justified self-defense in this state. Whether anyone is hurt or not, there is still some explaining to do, that is just part of filling out the paperwork for any crime report.

  • diana123 Aug 13, 2013

    this resident was armed at the first sound he heard.
    good for him!!!

  • Wolfpack7070 Aug 13, 2013

    "I think folks make a lot of assumptions based on poor reading comprehension skills. The article doesn't say the perps gun was in the victims face 100% of the time. When I was in college (lower rent apts) and got an unexpected knock on the door, I always had my pistol in my bathrobe pocket before I opened the door. All it would take is for someone to turn their back on me for 2 seconds and they would have been swiss cheese (luckily nothing like that ever happened)."

    In a situation like this you will not have 2 seconds to spare and if they turn their back and you shoot them up like "swiss cheese" you are going to have some explaining to do.

  • mckangst Aug 12, 2013

    I think folks make a lot of assumptions based on poor reading comprehension skills. The article doesn't say the perps gun was in the victims face 100% of the time. When I was in college (lower rent apts) and got an unexpected knock on the door, I always had my pistol in my bathrobe pocket before I opened the door. All it would take is for someone to turn their back on me for 2 seconds and they would have been swiss cheese (luckily nothing like that ever happened).

  • peace2u Aug 12, 2013

    Sounds like self-defense...just wonder how he was able to get his own gun with a gun in his face. Maybe he knocked or kicked it out of the intruder's hand, then grabbed his own gun and fired?

  • whatelseisnew Aug 12, 2013

    "Just so those of you that would rather sit and wait for the cops. The police DO NOT have a constitutional duty to protect you. Look it up the SCOTUS said so. So you go ahead and wait for the cops. I'll wait for the coroner."

    Even if they were required to "Protect" us, that is actually not possible unless we had more than half the population being members of one or another "police" organization. The reality is, any "lawful" society only exists IF the majority of people are willing to voluntarily follow the laws. A perfect example is the millions of illegals. Because these criminals number in the Millions the federal government claims essentially they are not capable of enforcing the laws and removing these criminals. Fortunately the vast majority of these people are not violent, imagine what it would be like if they were violent.

  • whatelseisnew Aug 12, 2013

    On the surface it sounds like this turned out the right way, but if you are staring down the barrel of a gun it seems pretty miraculous you could somehow get to your own gun.

  • Can't_Be_Banned Aug 12, 2013

    Just so those of you that would rather sit and wait for the cops. The police DO NOT have a constitutional duty to protect you. Look it up the SCOTUS said so. So you go ahead and wait for the cops. I'll wait for the coroner.

  • mrduright Aug 12, 2013

    Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6

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