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17-year-old charged with shooting grandmother

Posted April 9, 2009 5:46 a.m. EDT
Updated April 9, 2009 4:23 p.m. EDT

— A Wake County man was charged Thursday with shooting his grandmother while trying to rob her, authorities said.

Christopher Lane, 17, was charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $400,000 bond.

Investigators said Lane, who was moving out of the house at 6143 Vicky Drive, was trying to take a lock-box from under his grandmother's bed early Thursday when she awoke. Dorothy Britt Lane was shot in the shoulder as she sat up in bed and confronted him, authorities said.

Christopher Lane ran from the house with the lock-box, but his mother confronted him outside the house and called 911, authorities said.

Dorothy Lane was taken to WakeMed, but she was listed in good condition Thursday afternoon.