Shooting victim identified as suspect

PERSON COUNTY, N.C. Person County authorities confirm the man shot dead Saturday is Christopher Trivett.

Orange County dispatchers told Eyewitness News a deputy, who was in an area near Bill Poole Road and New Sharon Road in Rougemont, saw a suspicious man.

When the deputy got out of his car, the man ran into the woods. The deputy followed the man and the man reportedly fired shots at the deputy. At least one shot killed Trivett.

Trivett, 32, was the man wanted by Person County authorities in connection with a series of home invasions, attempted sexual assaults and attempted murder.

One woman who claims to have been assaulted during one of the break-ins spoke with Eyewitness News, but asked that her identity not be revealed.

"I mean he's messed my life up for right now," the victim said.

The woman said she's horrified beyond belief from a nightmare encounter with Trivett.

"Fear, I mean I was just scared for my life and my child's life," she said.

She said Trivett used his gun to break into her home around midnight Friday. He proceeded up her stairs, awakened her and demanded she get undressed.

"He got me out of bed at gunpoint and come downstairs and he wanted money and my car key," the victim said. She managed to escape to her mother's room before the encounter turned physical.

"He was trying to push his way through the door and we kind of met him on the other side, pushed him in the hallway," she said.

Gun shots were fired while trying to get the gun away from him.

Trivett bruised the woman's mother before getting away. Authorities say he broke into two other homes in the same area earlier that night, stealing two cars, which he abandoned.

Trivett was also wanted for burglary, larceny, sex offense and attempted murder.

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