Khalil Herring Biography
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Around 1 a.m., two gunmen stormed Linda Ellis, 73, in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
They demanded money and shot Ellis in the leg
Ellis’ nephew, 12, fired a gun at the intruders and they fled
Khalil Herring, 19, was found at an intersection half a block from the apartment.
Police said they found evidence that he was one of the suspects.
Hering was hospitalized but died from his injuries.
Ellis is in stable condition at the hospital and her grandson is expected to endure.
A North Carolina man died on Saturday after breaking into the home of a 73-year-old woman and was shot dead by a 12-year-old nephew who was trying to defend her.
Two masked robbers broke into Linda Ellis’s Goldsboro home around 1 a.m. Saturday, demanding money and shooting her grandmother in her leg.
Ellis’s grandson responded to the two intruders in self-defense and they fled.
Khalil Herring, 19, was later found at an intersection half a block from the apartment.
He was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care, where he later died from his injuries.
Police said they found evidence that Herring was one of the two masked men in the apartment.
“Preliminary evidence suggests that Khalil Herring was one of two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery,” authorities said in a statement.
“A minor under 12 years old, a resident of the residence, shot the suspects with a weapon in self-defense and forced them to flee the area.”
Ellis was also rushed to the hospital, where her family says she is in good condition and she is expected to be discharged Monday.
“They came into the house, I open the door, I open them and they came in,” Ellis’s son and the boy’s great-uncle Randolph Bunn told ABC 11.
A boy had a gun. They just threw me on the floor … [Ellis] was in the kitchen, I don’t know why they shot him.
“[The intruder] just shot her grandmother … He would have shot her too, he would have shot me too, he would have killed us all,” Bunn added, referring to the 12-year-old’s actions.
Ellis’s great-granddaughter Chiquita Coley added that she couldn’t believe it when she received a call about the attempted robbery.
“My phone kept ringing and it kept ringing and ringing,” Coley said. “He couldn’t believe they shot him because he was a good person.”
“Why would someone come into your house and do this?” This has to end, ”she continued, adding that her aunt was very loved by the community.
“I don’t know what you think here in Goldsboro, but this has to end.”
Police say no charges are planned against the 12-year-old boy, but the investigation is ongoing.
Coley said the boy and the rest of the family “stayed together.”
Police said they had made no further arrests regarding the second suspect in the home invasion.