HENDERSON, N.C. — A man trying to break into a Henderson home was shot and killed early Monday, police said.
Police responded to a reported shooting at 232 Crozier St. at about 2 a.m. and found a man dead outside a window to the home. A preliminary investigation determined that the dead man, whose name hasn’t been released, was trying to break in when someone inside the home shot him, police said.
The shooting remains under investigation, but no charges have been filed.
Neighbors said they weren’t sure what could have made the home a target for a burglary other an empty television box sitting outside.
“I was just shocked,” said one woman who asked not to be identified. “I came out when I saw all the police. That’s when I realized someone was lying on the ground dead.”
A woman tells Warren police that she shot at a man that tried to rob her outside of her home.
Police responded to an attempted robbery in the 700 block of Willard Ave on September 9 just before noon.
The victim told police that as she pulled her car into the driveway and exited the vehicle, a tall man wearing a red shirt and tan pants approached her from behind.
According to the report, the victim then pulled out a gun but was punched in the face by the suspect.
The suspect then fled down the victim’s driveway.
The victim then called the police to make a report.
According to authorities, while the victim was sitting on the front porch waiting for police to arrive, she walked into her backyard.
While she was in the backyard, the suspect returned, but this time the victim warned him and said that he would shoot at him if he didn’t run away.
The suspect moved closer to the victim, and she shot at him. The suspect then ran away.
Warren officers checked the surrounding area, but they could not find the suspect.