Burglary suspect shot and killed during Rockingham County home invasion; second suspect still wanted
EDEN, N.C. – A man accused of breaking into a home in Rockingham County was shot and killed, according to the Eden Police Department.
Police were called to a home in the 800 block of Bridge Street in Eden at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday on a report of a home invasion in progress.
Responding officers found one man dead and two people, a man and a woman, with injuries.
Investigators said two men forced their way into the home at gunpoint to rob the homeowners.
A struggle started and gunshots were fired, according to the police department. The homeowners, a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, sustained injuries and are being treated. A 5-year-old child in the home was uninjured.
One of the suspects, 21-year-old Dieontra Shukur Clark, was killed during the crime. The second suspect, identified as 22-year-old Deonte Eric Smith, allegedly ran off and is still wanted.
Smith faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Anyone who knows where he is can call Det. Brandon Buckner at the Eden Police Department at (336) 623-9755 (24hr) or (336) 623-9240 (Office). Anonymous calls can be made to Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at (336) 349-9683.