The suspected intruder succumbed to his injuries.
One young boy from North Carolina jumped to the rescue of his grandmother when he felt her life was in danger. According to CNN, a 12-year-old shot down two masked intruders after they broke into his grandmother, Linda Ellis's house on 13 February, 2020 before 1 a.m.
The statement released by the Goldsboro Police Department on their Facebook page stated that the intruders demanded money from the 73-year-old elderly and shot her. Consequently, the young boy injured the intruders in self-defense. As a result, the thieves fled the scene.
12-year-old shoots, kills home intruder after armed robbery leaves 73-year-old grandmother wounded, police say https://t.co/p2sMjolhTd— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) February 14, 2021
"A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area," stated the authorities, according to WRAL.
The incident came to light after officers responded to a call from the residential area on South William Street. On reaching the scene, the officers found the elderly woman with a gunshot on her leg.
#NEW: A 12-year-old Goldsboro boy fired off shots at two masked robbers who broke in & shot his grandmother, Linda Ellis. One of those robbers died from their injuries.— Michael Lozano (@MLozanoABC11) February 13, 2021
At 6, we speak to the family about the frightening ordeal & give an update on “Miss Linda’s” condition. pic.twitter.com/q7yvwPXS9j
Later, they found a man with a gunshot wound at an intersection nearby. Subsequently, the police transported both the elderly and the suspect to Wayne UNC Health Care hospital. He was identified as Khalil Herring of Goldsboro, The 19-year-old suspect, eventually, died of injuries, according to ABC7.
"Preliminary evidence suggest(s) Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery," confirmed the authorities, according to CNN.
Meanwhile, the police statement said that charges against the 12-year-old "are not anticipated."
My thoughts are with the young boy and I hope he receives counseling. His actions were appropriate although he may have difficulty coming to terms with this incident.— Organic_Reality (@Organic_Reality) February 15, 2021
"They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there. ... One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground," said Randolph Bunn, the son of the elderly woman. He added, "I don't know why they shot her." He also stated that the woman was in the kitchen when the robbers confronted her. Bunn added, "He would have shot him too," alluding to the boy. He continued, "he would've shot me too. He would've killed us all."
The incident has shocked the community as well as the family members. "Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It's got to stop. I don't know what they're thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it's got to stop," said Ellis' great-niece, Chiquita Coley.