NC man fatally shoots suspect in home break-in

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HICKORY, N.C. — Police say a Hickory man fatally shot a suspect who was allegedly breaking inside his home.

According to WSOC, the break-in was reportedly shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday on 14th Street.

The homeowner tells WSOC the suspect drove up to his home before kicking in his front door.  A struggle reportedly ensued before the homeowner shot the suspect.

The homeowner, who was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries he sustained in the struggle, told WSOC he “had no choice” other than to shoot the suspect, the station reports.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

The incident is still being investigated.

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