A 12-year-old boy opened fire on masked men who broke into his grandmother’s house, killing one of them, Friday through Saturday night in Goldsboro, California. North Carolina.
One of the suspects, 19-year-old Khalil Herring, was found by police on a nearby street, visibly injured by a gun. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Herring and another suspect had previously asked the boy’s grandmother, Linda Ellis, 73, to hand them some money, before opening fire on the septuagenarian. The lady was also taken to hospital, where there is no fear for her life.
Authorities so far believe the boy has acted in self-defense and no charges should be laid against him.
Ms Ellis’ son, who resides at the same address, told local channel WTVD that the suspects entered the house and sent him to the ground, threatening him with their guns.
“I don’t know why they decided to shoot her,” Randolph Bunn said.