Davidson County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of shots fired Thursday night and arrived to find a home invasion suspect dead in the yard.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the body of 21-year-old Silvestre Begley was discovered about 9;30 pm. He was lying in a yard in the 100 block of Upton Street.
Fox 8 reports that Begley had been shot once. The homeowner told deputies that he shot because Begley was allegedly “armed and tried to get into the home.”
Deputies do not think that the homeowner or Begley had any prior knowledge of one another.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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