Homeowner shoots intruder in Elm City

ELM CITY, N.C.

It happened around 10:43 a.m. as the woman was hiding in the closet of a home on Tonya Road.

Police said one of two suspects approached the victim, and the homeowner then shot the suspect.

Both suspects then fled from the residence.

The wounded suspect, 18-year-old Christopher Devonte Joseph, was found about 300 feet from the home. He was transported to the hospital where he was last listed in stable condition.

The other suspect, 16-year-old Michael Daquarius Bynum, fled into a wooded area and was eventually located and arrested. He's being held on a $25,000 bond.

Both suspects were charged with breaking and entering and possession of marijuana.

The homeowner will not face any charges.

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