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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WMBF TV 32 (Raycom Media) reports 07-23-18 in Robeson County, North Carolina, Deputies are investigating after a man was shot multiple times Friday night while inside a woman’s storage building.
According to a news release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home in the 5000 block of East Great Marsh Church Road in St. Pauls around 6:40 p.m.
Upon their arrival, a 39-year-old man was found shot multiple times.
A 68-year-old woman who owns the residence heard a noise inside of her storage building and found the man standing in a corner inside.
The woman fired five shots at him after he approached her in an “aggressive manner.” She further stated the man was “lunging towards her.”
The man was taken by EMS to an undisclosed hospital for treatment. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
It is certainly reasonable for the woman to check the noises in her outside storage building before bothering the police. Most often these are small animals or just items falling over that create the suspicious sounds.
This one turns out to be an aggressive human intruder!
Fortunately, the 68-year-old female was smart enough to have her firearm with her. The investigation is ongoing and the intruder’s story has yet to be heard but this certainly appears justified.
Bob Irwin, Las Vegas
About Bob Irwin
Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.
As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career.
Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.