CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver shot three of four people who they said ambushed him and tried to rob him overnight outside an east Charlotte apartment complex.
It happened just before midnight at the Hillrock Estates Apartments on Magnolia Hill Drive.
Police said the victim was delivering pizza to the apartment complex when four suspects approached him and aimed what he thought was a rifle at his head.
The victim, who was armed with his own weapon, fired it at the robbers.
Police said the suspects ran off after the shooting and that the victim was able to call 911. Officers were able to quickly catch three of the suspects near a laundromat on Kilborne Drive.
LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — A would-be burglar was caught by surprise recently after entering a woman’s downtown Northern California apartment.
The woman was not home but her boyfriend was and when he saw a man he didn’t know, he pulled out his gun.
“So, it’s just I think a real important lesson to lock your doors even when you’re home now,” said Colleen Brown, whose Lodi home was broken into.
Surveillance video shows the suspect jumping over Brown’s back fence and crawling up the stairs right by her barking dogs.
“Walked right by them, no fear. Didn’t even stop at the dogs,” Brown said.
Brown said she believes he stayed low so people walking by in the alley wouldn’t see him — but the suspect never expected someone to be inside.
Ed Pawlowski was having a cup of coffee in the kitchen when the man entered the home.
“I heard the door opening, expecting it to be her,” Pawlowski said. “Looked back down at my phone and by the time I looked up this guy had came inside the door and shut it very quietly behind himself. And I asked him what he was doing here.”
Pawlowski described the man as looking shocked and said since he has a concealed carry license, he drew his gun. But he didn’t shoot.
“He put his hands together and prayed not to shoot him. And I said, ‘I’m not going to shoot you, what are you doing in here?’” Pawlowski recalled.