Gastonia, North Carolina

From Charlotte’s of October 29, 2007

Gastonia Man Shoots Burglar

New from overnight, police say an elderly man in Gastonia took matters into his own hands when a robber broke into his home.

It happened at a house on Sixth Avenue.

The homeowner said he didn’t know what to think when the crook came inside.

He was shaken up and shot the intruder.

The burglar ran off, and police say he was later found on South Myrtle School Road.

He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he was released a short time later.

He’s in jail this morning, charged with first degree burglary.


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