WRAL, January 3, 2013
A 14-year-old Henderson boy calmly described in a 911 call how he shot an intruder in a home invasion last week.
“I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out (of the back door),” the teen told the 911 dispatcher.
Authorities said Michael Henderson Jr. 19, broke into the home at 586 S. Lynnbank Road on Thursday while the teen and his 17-year-old sister were home.
The boy told the dispatcher that Henderson pointed a handgun at him, but Vance County Sheriff Peter White said deputies found no weapon on Henderson.
Henderson stumbled outside after being shot and was found dead on the lawn.
Deputies have charged Andrew Terry, 23, of 113 N. Woods Drive, with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and injury to real property in the case. They also are searching for two other men — Seneca Henderson, 20, of 907 S. Beckford Drive, No. 134, and Jatwaun Davis, 21, of 199 Belle Russell Road.
The boy’s sister called 911 to report that someone was banging on the door trying to get in. She said she was hiding in her bedroom closet but told the dispatcher that her brother had a gun.
After the brother got on the phone, the dispatcher ordered him to put down his shotgun.
“I don’t know how many it was (who broke in). Just one came around the corner. I got one more in the chamber. I’m going to shoot again,” the boy said.
“Do not, while I’m on the phone, do not fire that firearm, OK?” the dispatcher said.
“What if another one comes in the house, ma’am?” he asked.
As the boy and his sister waited for deputies to arrive, he told the dispatcher that he was “perfectly fine,” but his sister was “really shaken up.”
No charges are expected against the teen for firing on Henderson. North Carolina’s Castle Doctrine law, updated on Dec. 1, allows homeowners to assume intruders mean them ill whether they have a weapon on not.