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Wilson homeowner kills suspected intruder; no charges filed

Posted May 23, 2016 11:31 a.m. EDT
Updated May 24, 2016 5:40 p.m. EDT

— A man died Monday morning after he was shot while reportedly trying to break in to a Wilson home, police said.

Officers responding to a burglary in progress call in the 1900 block of Winoca Road at about 1:15 a.m. found a wounded man outside a home, police said.

Paul Morgan, 71, who owns the home, told police that he heard someone trying to kick in the door to his house, and he warned the intruder to stop before firing two shots through the door.

"I didn't have no choice but to stop him...I didn't want him to come in and hurt me," Morgan said. "I couldn't take that chance."

The deceased person was identified Tuesday as Haciel Plancarte Vasquez, 36, of 1006 Randolph Street.

Police said Morgan will not face charges in connection with the incident.