HENDERSON, N.C. — A North Carolina teen used a shotgun to give an uninvited guest, who had broken into his home, a few new holes to breathe out of.
Last Thursday, a 17-year-old girl called 911 to report that she was hiding in her bedroom closet while a man was banging on the front door trying to get in. She said that she and her 14-year-old brother were home alone, but that her brother was armed with a shotgun.
Her brother eventually gets on the phone with the 911 dispatcher and calmly tells her he has just shot a man who had gained entry into the home.
“I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out,” the teen told the 911 dispatcher.
The man who received the teen’s gift of buckshot was 19-year-old Anthony Henderson Jr., and after acquiring his sucking chest wound, he stumbled outside to die on the front lawn.
As the boy and his older sister waited for police to arrive, the dispatcher asks if they are ok. ”I’m perfectly fine,” the teen replies. “But my sister is really shaken up.”
The teen also told the dispatcher that the man he shot had a gun, but police say they did not find one near Henderson’s body. Not that it mattered as North Carolina recently modified its Castle Doctrine law to allow homeowners to shoot the shit out of home intruders whether they have a weapon on them or not.
Police were able to apprehend an accomplice, 23-year-old Andrew Terry, and charge him with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and injury to real property. They also are searching for 20-year-old Seneca Henderson and 21-year-old Jatwaun Davis.
I’m surprised to read comments at the news article I linked to. Some are angry with the 911 dispatcher for her asking the teen to put the gun down when she was just trying ensure the teen didn’t shoot a responding deputy. Others feel the teen should have held Henderson there until police arrived instead of shooting him. To those people I give a series of dismissive wanking motions and a big, fat “fuck that guy.”Tags: Anthony Henderson, castle doctrine, Crime, Home Invasion, North Carolina, Shooting, shotgun