by: Kathryn Burcham Updated:
MONROE, N.C. - Monroe police said a man who shot two would-be robbers outside a Union County chicken plant will not face charges.
Police said Tyson Foods employee Terry Campbell was acting in self-defense when he shot Jarvis Miller and Jermaine Blakeney just after 5:15 a.m. Friday.
Investigators said the men approached Campbell as he was sitting in his car in the Tyson parking lot after finishing his overnight shift.
Detectives said the suspects opened Campbell's door and began pistol-whipping him, until Campbell was able to grab his own gun and fire at them.
"One suspect was shot multiple times, the other was shot once. Both were transported to Carolinas Medical Center Main," said city spokesman Pete Hovanec.
Police said Campbell then grabbed the men's gun from the ground and drove to a nearby gas station to call for help.
Detectives said Miller and Blakeney will face criminal charges soon. On Friday night, they were recovering at the hospital.