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Grandpa Shoots & Kills Man, 20, For Attempting To Rape Granddaughter

10-21-2014 North Carolina:

Kenneth Byrd, 67, found himself in a scary situation when three men invaded his home and kept him and his wife, Judy, 65, hostage at gunpoint. When the three men attempted to force themselves on his 19-year-old granddaughter, Kenneth snapped and somehow managed to retrieve his own gun and defend his family.

This is truly a heroic story.

When a young man knocked on Kenneth’s door looking for help with his car, the grandfather became alarmed when two more men appeared out of nowhere and forced their way into his home.

The three home invaders then forced Kenneth and his wife, Judy, towards the back of the home at gunpoint while demanding the couple open a private safe and give them their money, reports The Inquistr.

However, it was when the three men attempted to “gang rape” Kenneth’s teenage granddaughter that he decided to fight back. Although it’s not known where the the gun came from, Kenneth retrieved his own personal gun and used it to shoot all 3 of the intruders.

Unfortunately, they fired back — leaving Kenneth shot “several” times. He was airlifted to a hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Our thoughts go out to Kenneth and his family during this time. Hopefully, he is back to good health and home with his loved ones sooner rather than later.

3 Invaders Identified & Caught Shortly After Shooting

When the 3 home invaders left the Byrd home, they stole Kenneth’s gold Cadillac and used it as a getaway car.

The car was later discovered outside one of the intruders homes. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old was found lifeless in the front seat — apparently dying from gunshot wounds.

Thankfully, the other 2 intruders who survived being shot were reported to police when they checked into a hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds.

They were later airlifted to a separate hospital for emergency surgeries, but police have confirmed they will be charged once they are released from the hospital’s care. ..Source.. by Lauren Cox

1 dead after NC grandfather fires back at trio in attempted rape of teen granddaughter, sheriff says

LUMBERTON, NC - A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff's officials said.

The grandfather was also shot – but he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.

The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff's office.

Two of three men – all wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves -- stormed into the house and demanded money, officials said.

The grandfather and his wife ended up in the back of the house and were directed at gunpoint to open a safe. The three men were all armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said.

The 67-year-old grandfather managed to grab a gun and shot all three of the suspects. The suspects fired back and the grandfather was hit several times, deputies said.

After that, all three wounded suspects fled in the grandfather's gold Cadillac.

Later, the sheriff's office was contacted when 2 men with gunshot wounds showed up at McLeod Hospital in Dillon.

Deputies received information that took them to Singletary Church Road near Lumberton where they found Jamie Lee Faison, age 20, dead inside the stolen Cadillac. He died from gunshot wounds, deputies said.

The grandfather was taken to a hospital and was later airlifted to another hospital.

A relative of the grandfather wrote on Facebook about the man's condition.

"He is out of surgery but is still critical in ICU!! Thanks everyone for all your prayers just keep them coming!!! But the intruders have been caught!!!" wrote Sherri Bridgeman on Facebook.

The two other wounded suspects were airlifted to other hospitals for emergency surgery. Those two men were identified as Brandon Carver Stephens and Jamar Hawkins, deputies told The Robesonian newspaper.

The three suspects are also believed to have committed other home invasions in the area, deputies said. ..Source.. by Rod Overton

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