Police say home intruder fatally shot by 12-year-old in NC

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. — (AP) — A man who forced his way into an apartment with an accomplice was fatally shot by a 12-year-old who was inside, according to authorities in North Carolina.

Goldsboro police said the incident happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday when two masked people forced their way into the residence, demanded money and shot a 73-year-old woman. The 12-year-old shot at the intruders, causing them to flee, investigators said.

Police found Khalil Herring, 19, of Goldsboro at a nearby intersection suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Evidence suggests that he was one of the two intruders, police said.

The woman was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

No information has been released regarding the second suspect.

No charges are expected to be filed against the 12-year-old.