DA: North Carolina Intruder shooting justified

A Henderson homeowner who shot to death an intruder Dec.…

A Henderson homeowner who shot to death an intruder Dec. 16 did so protecting an uncle and a child, and he will not face prosecution, according to District Attorney Sam Currin.

An investigation into the shooting death of Deyon Durham, a 24-year-old, concluded that while at a 1200 block Montgomery Street Extension home at 7 a.m. on a Sunday he was justifiably confronted by the homeowner and shot dead, Currin said.

“It was self defense and defense of others,” Currin said. “It was a justified killing. The person who was shot was breaking into an automobile in the curtilage of the homeowner’s house.”

A curtilage is a fenced-in ground and buildings immediately surrounding a house or dwelling.

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