Play stupid games, win stupid prizes:
Henderson, N.C. — A Henderson teenager shot and killed an intruder Thursday morning, according to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies arrived at 586 S. Lynnbank Road, they found a man lying in the yard. Michael Anthony Henderson Jr., 19, had been shot in the chest with a shotgun, deputies said. He was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center where he died.
Deputies did not say which of two people home at the time — teens ages 14 and 17 — pulled the trigger, but no charges are expected against them or their parents.
Police are now looking for the deceased’s accomplice. I wonder if in North Carolina he can be charged with murder, since someone died in the commission of the felony he was helping commit.
From the comments to the story:
According to other news sources, there was a 14 year old son and a 17 year old daughter home at the time. The son shot the intruder to protect his sister.
I’m sure Mr. Henderson was just a misunderstood boy hard at work getting his life on track. According to this story:
Henderson appears on the Vance County court records system with a firearm charge and numerous driving infractions that had been due for hearings in District Court on Jan. 19 and March 15.
He also carried a record of numerous trespass, assault, affray, bodily injury and property damage charges against him, with offense dates spanning his late teen years including April and July of this year.
Henderson had been given a sentence of 16 hours community service for a Sept. 29, 2009, assault, then months later committed another assault on Feb. 23, 2010, for which he was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail.
Yup. Choir boy.
UPDATE: The 911 call. Yup, the 14 year-old was the shooter.