Fayetteville, North Carolina

From WRAL of May 23, 2007

Homeowner Shoots Suspect in Fayetteville Home Invasion

Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a homeowner shot him after an alleged home invasion.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fayetteville police officers responded to an unit at the Lake Shore Grand Luxury Apartments at 5508 Faith Drive in reference to a home invasion.

Investigators said three men entered the residence armed with a weapon while the occupant was home. Police said the homeowner heard the men enter the residence, armed himself and fired, shooting one of them.

Police said all three men fled the scene and drove to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where the wounded suspect died as a result of his injuries.

Detectives have the other two suspects in custody. Authorities have not yet released the names of the people involved.

From the Fayetteville Observer of May 24, 2007

Soldier kills home intruder

A Fort Bragg soldier shot a 16-year-old intruder to death in his apartment early Wednesday, stopping an apparent home invasion.

Buchkechio Geddie died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Police said three accomplices took him to the hospital.

Geddie and the three others were planning a robbery at a unit in the Lakeshore Grande apartments, police said. The complex is off Campground Road, not far from Cross Creek Mall.

According to court documents, the four — Geddie, Michael Fripp, Torrian Knowles and Kwuamae Keaton — were at the apartment complex shortly after 5 a.m.

Keaton, 17, reportedly stayed in the car while Fripp, 22, stood at the side of the building. They were acting as lookouts, police said.

Geddie and Knowles, 18, went behind the apartment, court records said. Geddie kicked open the back door and went in.

The occupants of the apartment — soldier Brooks Boone and his wife — were awakened by the noise, records said. Boone reportedly grabbed a gun from a nightstand beside the bed and fired several shots. Geddie was hit in the chest.

The three who took him to the hospital have been charged with first-degree burglary and conspiracy.

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