• Police: Teen fires shots at intruders during home break-in

    By: Catherine Bilkey


    KANNAPOLIS - Two men are in police custody facing multiple charges after an apparent home invasion. A teenager told Channel 9 he fought the men off, firing shots. It happened around 4:00 a.m. Sunday, on Fisher Street in Kannapolis.

    Christopher Ludwick, 19, said two intruders entered his home while he was asleep.

    “And I got woken up to the breaking in, and then I got hit in the face a couple of times,” Ludwick said.

    His home had been broken into just two weeks prior —so his father had given him a gun for protection.
    “I grabbed the gun, and I started shooting,” Ludwick said.

    He says he may have hit one of the men, but that didn’t stop them. He says they wrestled the gun from his hands.

    “I got hit in the back of the head with the gun, and my head was bleeding really bad,”  Ludwick said.

    After that, the teenager says he ran across the street to his father’s home for help while the two men took off with that gun.

    “When he came through …the door, he said ‘help me, help me, help me,’” Terry Ludwick said.

    Christopher’s dad says he saw only one thing: “Blood big time.”

    His father said Christopher had to get four staples in the back of his head.

    “I’m just thrilled he’s alive,” Terry Ludwick said.

    Andrew Calamari and Kristopher Welch are both in police custody in connection with the crime. They’re facing felony larceny and first-degree burglary charges. Calamari is also facing an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

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