“I said, ‘You don’t look all right. What's going on?’ He was freaking out.”
That was the exchange between a home invasion victim and a neighbor when they encountered each other on a Charlotte, N.C., street, as reported by WSOC-TV. Investigators say the homeowner was in the shower when he heard strange voices down the hallway. He got out of the shower and grabbed his phone, which was dead. So he grabbed his gun instead. After encountering intruders, the man fired 14 shots at them, crawled out a back window, fell off a work truck ladder, then dashed down the street.
That’s when the homeowner came across the neighbor, saying, “I need you to call 911. Somebody broke into my house.” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Captain Ryan Butler told the station, “There was not an overt indication of (anyone shot), but we are checking with area hospitals to see if anyone checks in with gunshot wounds."