Home burglary ends in deadly shooting
Posted: Jan. 18, 2009
Updated: 41 minutes ago
Fayetteville, N.C. — A burglary at a Tokay Drive home ended in a deadly shooting Saturday night, Fayetteville police said.
The homeowner told police that he encountered a stranger when he entered his house at 593 Tokay Drive around 8:30 p.m. The homeowner pulled out a pistol, and a struggle ensued between the two men.
The gun went off, and the intruder took the pistol and ran out of the house, police said.
Officers investigating the burglary found a man with a gunshot wound a short distance away. He was transported to Cape Fear Valley Regional Hospital, where emergency room doctors pronounced him dead.
Police on Monday identified the shooting victim
as Joshua Caleb Pratt, 27, of 662 Glenola Drive in Fayetteville.
No charges have been filed in the case, which remains under investigation.