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Goldsboro woman shoots suspected burglar

Posted August 7, 2014 12:24 p.m. EDT
Updated August 7, 2014 12:41 p.m. EDT

— A suspected burglar was wounded early Thursday when a Goldsboro woman shot him in the chest in her backyard, authorities said.

Wayne County deputies found Christopher Todd Brogden, 28, wounded in the yard of a home on Providence Church Road at about 4:30 a.m. He was listed in stable condition at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Paige Ham, 28, told deputies that she heard a noise in back of her home, looked out a window and saw the lock on her storage building was missing. While her roommate called 911, she went outside with a gun to see if anything had been stolen, she said.

As Ham approached the storage building, a man ran out toward her, and she fired one shot, hitting him, she told deputies.

Investigators said Ham won't be charged in the shooting, but charges are pending against Brogden in connection with the break-in.