North Carolina: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Home Invader in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Police say that two men broke into a home in the 400 block of Lands End Road on Thursday, September 19th.

One of the two men was killed by the homeowner during the course of the home invasion.

Authorities said that at least one of the two men was armed with a gun of his own.

The call came a little before 7:00 pm.   Police say that the family was home when the two men broke in the front door.

The homeowner heard the noise and grabbed a gun of his own.

He exchanged gunfire with one Jenson Rojas-Marrero, 20.  Rojas-Marrero lived on the 1300 block of Seventy First School Road.

The two men shot at each other, and the home invader was hit.

Rojas-Marrero was pronounced dead on the scene when the medical advisor arrived.

Meanwhile, the other invader ran outside and escaped.  Police are still searching for him,

A woman inside the house, presumably the wife of the homeowner, was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

She said she was driving into the community when she saw the police and ambulance.

“Saw the two ambulances pull in and a whole lot of police cars and didn’t know what was going on,” she said.

The woman said she plans to increase her mother’s home security system, and install security cameras.

“We’re definitely going to have more security, that’s for sure,” she said. “And we’ll look at some new options.”

Hopefully those new options include training her mother in how to use a gun for self-defense.

This homeowner did the right thing and that thug will be unable to threaten or rob any other people.

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