A man attempting to rob a group of people in a Newton County apartment early Friday morning made a targeting mistake. One of the people he attempted to victimize fought back and won.
A 30-year-old man was shot to death during an attempted home invasion in Newton County Friday morning.
It happened at around 2:35 a.m. at the Salem Terrance Apartments in the 3400 block of Salem Road.
Witnesses told police that three men and three women were inside the affected apartment. One of the women left the unit and encountered Quintavious Reed in a breezeway. Reed forced the woman back inside the apartment.
Investigators said Reed got into a struggle with one of the men inside the unit. The victim, who had a gun, fatally shot Reed.
The incident remains under investigation, and two guns—one presumably belonging to the home invader, the other to the man who refused to be a victim—were confiscated by investigators. The investigators will turn their findings over to the district attorney’s officer to see whether or not charges will be filed, but on the surface, the case appears to be lawful self-defense.