“He Had Her iPad In His Hand. She Started Shooting.”
A concealed-carrying military wife in Robeson County takes self-defense and her personal electronics very seriously.
No charges are expected to be filed against a Robeson County woman who fatally shot a man who broke into her home Friday morning, but the final determination will be left up to the district attorney, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said.
The shooting happened about 10:30 a.m. at a home at 6106 N.C. 20 West.
The names of the woman and the man who was shot have not been released.
The man was driving a silver Jeep Wrangler that had been reported stolen in Hoke County, said Maj. Anthony Thompson, a spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman and her toddler-aged child left the house to run an errand, Thompson said.
While she was gone, the Sheriff’s Office had received an alarm activation indicating someone had broken into the house, Thompson said.
The woman returned before deputies arrived, finding the Jeep parked in her driveway. The woman, who Thompson said is a military wife, entered the residence with her handgun.
“There was a gentleman on the inside of the house coming down the hallway,” Thompson said. “She looked at him, he looked at her. He had her iPad in his hand. She started shooting.”
Investigators were having trouble identifying the man because he had no identification with him, Thompson said.
The criminal is dead. The mother and child are both physically fine, though presumably and understandably traumatized by the incident.
There’s no word on the condition of the iPad.