On October 19 a Lumberton, North Carolina, grandfather shot three armed home invaders, all of whom were allegedly “well-armed” and trying to rape the man’s 19-year-old granddaughter.
The grandfather was also shot during the attack, but he still managed to fatally wound one of the three suspects.
According to WBTW News, the three armed suspects knocked on the door of 67-year-old Kenneth Byrd’s home around 10 p.m. They then “stormed” into the house, forcing Byrd and his wife to the rear of the home and demanding he open a safe at gunpoint.
Police say the three suspects also tried to “rape the teen girl” in the house, but Byrd “managed to grab a gun and shot all three suspects.” The suspects shot back, critically wounding Byrd, then stole his car and fled in it.
The car was later recovered, with one dead 20-year-old suspect in it. The other two suspects were apprehended when they went to McLeod Hospital to have their gunshot wounds treated.
Byrd was airlifted to a hospital, where he underwent surgery for his wounds and is recovering.
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