A 14-year-old North Carolina boy shot and killed one of two drug-craving home invaders who were attempting to break into his grandparents’ home to steal her prescription drugs.

A teen is dead and his brother is charged after breaking into a home in southeast Mecklenburg County near Mint Hill on Tuesday, according to police.

The incident happened at a home in the 8600 block of Rolling Fields Road, off of Whispering Falls Ave. near Fairview Rd.

Police say they found and arrested 22-year-old Carlos Delcid on Tuesday night. His brother, 18-year-old Isai Robert Delcid, was shot by the resident’s grandson, according to police.

“They heard some noises, saw an individual at the back of the residence trying to come into their house,” said Lt. Eric Brady of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.

Brady said when officers first arrived on the scene they found a man, later identified as Isai Delcid, dead at the back of the home.

Police say the brothers were reportedly trying to break into the home when a 14-year-old, who was visiting his grandmother, shot Isai Delcid. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Believe it or not, it was the third time that these same criminals targeted this home since September.

The older brother, Carlos Delcid, had been arrested for breaking into the home in September and October and was out on probation. He was quickly picked up after the crime because he was being electronically monitored with a tracking device as part of his probation.

The Charlotte Observer notes that the teen’s grandfather had wisely trained him to use firearms in self defense, and left the gun where he and his grandmother could access it for protection after the previous break-ins.

The teen gave these idiotic criminals every chance to flee. When Isai Delcid responded by forcing his way through the window, the teen fired his grandfather’s .380-caliber Glock 42 as Delcid came through the window, and struck him with at least one fatal shot.

We feel a great deal of empathy for the teen who was forced to take Delcid’s life, as it wasn’t his first experience with violent death.

His father Gregorio Hernandez was an mechanic gunned down during a armed robbery at his garage in 2008.