GOOD: Home Invasion Victim Fights Back - Lillington, NC
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Lillington, N.C. — Harnett County authorities are investigating a shooting that happened late Thursday night ...
December 28th, 2008 05:39 PM
GOOD: Home Invasion Victim Fights Back - Lillington, NC
Victim fights back in Harnett home invasion - NC Wanted
Good outcome, but it would have been much better if Mr. Womack was armed with his own weapon prior to opening the door with someone pounding on it.
Lillington, N.C. — Harnett County authorities are investigating a shooting that happened late Thursday night during a home invasion in Lillington.
Sheriff Larry Rollins said Derrick Womack, 31, was at home with his wife and stepson around 10 p.m. when four men entered his home at 232 Tacia Drive and tried to rob them.
Womack said he heard banging on the door and that when he opened it, he saw a man pointing a handgun at him.
Womack said he wrestled the gun away from the man and that in the process the gun went off.
He noticed another man on his porch and two others in his yard and with the gun, started shooting. He also said he believed another assailant had a shotgun and might have shot a third assailant.
Rollins would not say how many guns were involved or how many shots were fired. He said Womack did not have a gun.
Womack, who was shot in the hand, was taken to a hospital, treated and later released.
Two of the assailants were also shot – one was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville and the other to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill – and two other men fled the scene.
Rollins said authorities are still looking for the other two men. Saying he did not want to jeopardize the investigation, he declined to release any information about the case.
Womack, the owner of a convenience store about three miles from his home, had just returned home after closing the store, and Rollins said it appeared the would-be robbers targeted him. He will not face any charges.
"You hear about them a lot, where business owners are targeted," Rollins said. "That appears, maybe, what is going on here – not that we know that, but it appears because he had just left his business and got to his home."
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December 28th, 2008 08:52 PM
Not real smart answering your door at night, let alone unarmed. Glad it worked out for the homeowner.
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December 28th, 2008 08:54 PM
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December 28th, 2008 09:58 PM
I lived in Lillington for about 8 years while stationed at Ft Bragg. Being a small, rural town and he being a store owner, you would've thought that he would've been carrying or had some type of SD weapon readily available in his home.
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December 28th, 2008 10:06 PM
And another home invasion effectively ended.
From the Austin-American Statesman:
One dead in Milam County shooting
By Andrea Lorenz | Sunday, December 28, 2008, 10:29 AM
A Milam County man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in what the sheriff’s office said was a home invasion.
Authorities say Edward Sexton III, 34, had broken into a home and was shot and killed at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Sexton was pronounced dead at the residence on County Road 218 in Cameron, a town in Milam County northeast of Austin, according to a release from Milam County Sheriff David Greene, which was read over the phone by a dispatcher for the sheriff’s office.
No arrests have been made. An autopsy has been ordered, and the incident is still under investigation.
December 29th, 2008 05:52 PM
more people opening their door to strangers at night
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December 31st, 2008 05:13 PM
Sounds exciting. Wonder if he had home security cams...
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