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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Boy, 14, kills intruder after gang of FOUR men try to break in

(What's this, like the 5th one in 5 weeks??)

Yet another teen has used deadly force to protect his home from intruders.
By Paul Thompson

'I just shot the man': Boy, 14, kills intruder after gang of FOUR men try to break into house where he was home alone with his sister

Police in North Carolina revealed a 14-year-old boy shot dead an intruder attempting to break into his home while he and his sister were alone.

The teen opened fire with a shotgun while his 17-year-old sister hid in a closet as a gang of men attempted to smash their way into their home.

Michael Anthony Henderson Jr, 19, was shot dead.

He staggered away from the house and collapsed where he was found by police.
His brother Seneca, 20, and one other man Andrew Terry, 23, have already been charged in the case.

Police are still searching for a third man named as 21-year-old Jatwaun Davis.

Investigators released a 911 call with the teen calmly describing how he shot the intruder.

In the call, the teen, says: 'I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out (of the back door).'

He continues: 'I don't know how many it was (who broke in). Just one came around the corner. I got one more in the chamber. I'm going to shoot again,' the boy said.

'Do not, while I’m on the phone, do not fire that firearm, OK?' the dispatcher says
'What if another one comes in the house, ma'am?' he asked.

'Let me know, OK, if you see anybody. I will let you know (when a deputy gets to the house),' the dispatcher responded.

As the boy and his sister waited for deputies to arrive, he told the dispatcher that he was 'perfectly fine', but his sister was 'really shaken up'.

The boy even asks about the condition of the intruder.

'He's still outside. He's unconscious. I'm not sure if he's still living or not,' the dispatcher said.

'They only found one outside. Are you not sure how many it was?'

'I'm not sure how many it was, but when I shot, I didn't hear anybody running,' he said.

The teen's sister is earlier heard on a call to an emergency dispatcher saying someone was banging on the door trying to get in.

She tells the operator she is hiding in a closet but that her brother has a gun.
Police said the teen will not face any charges for killing Michael Henderson on December 29.

Under North Carolina's Castle Doctrine Law, homeowners can use deadly force if they fear their lives are in danger.

The family has declined to comment since the shooting.


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