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A 12-year-old boy from North Carolina shot and killed an intruder early Saturday morning after his grandmother was also shot during the home invasion, authorities said.
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Around 1 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in Goldsboro, according to a news release from the Goldsboro Police Department.
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Officers found Linda Ellis, 73, with an apparent gunshot wound. Officers said two masked men broke into Ellis’s residence, demanding money, WRAL reported. Police said at least one of the men, later identified as 19-year-old Khalil Herring, was armed and shot Ellis, the television station reported.
Herring was found about a block away from Ellis’ home, suffering from a gunshot
Herring was found a block from Ellis’s home, sustaining a gunshot wound, WITN reported. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, the television station reported.
Ellis was treated for non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition, according to the Goldsboro Police Department.
Later, police determined that the minor fired at the two men with a firearm in self-defense, forcing them to flee the home, according to the press release.
Police do not foresee charges against the 12-year-old boy who fired the gun, according to WRAL. Ellis was identified as the boy’s grandmother, according to WTVD.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.