Wayne County Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder

GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- Authorities say a homeowner fatally shot a 32-year-old man who broke into his Wayne County home as his family slept.

Local media outlets report Jeremy Batson died at a hospital after a security alarm woke the homeowner about 4:15 a.m. Saturday. 

According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, the first time the alarm went off, the homeowner got up but went back to bed after finding nothing wrong. But when the alarm sounded again, the homeowner was surprised by a masked intruder wearing all black and holding a gun. 

The gun went off as the two fought, and the homeowner called 911.

Batson was airlifted to a hospital in Greenville. 

No charges are expected to be filed against the homeowner.

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