Robber killed during Harnett home invasion
Posted July 19, 2013
Erwin, N.C. — A man attempting to break into a home near Bunnlevel early Friday was shot and killed by the homeowner, officials with the Harnett County Sheriff's Office said.
Maj. Gary McNeill said deputies responded to 2877 Wire Road about 3:40 a.m., but authorities haven't released other details of the investigation.
Ronald McDougald said his 22-year-old son and his nephew live in the house and were home early Friday with the nephew's girlfriend and her 2-year-old child.
Two men armed with a gun kicked in the carport door and entered, McDougald said, and his his son fired at the intruders. One of the men was shot and killed, and the other fled the area.
Investigators haven't confirmed McDougald's account of what happened, but they said several shots were fired in the house.
McDougald said his son and nephew didn't recognize the men who broke in and doesn't know why the house was targeted.
The identity of the dead man, who was wearing a mask, hasn't been released, and no arrests have been made.