According to WBTW, a 67-year-old Lumberton, N.C., man was able to protect his family and property against three armed intruders determined to rob him and rape his teenage granddaughter.
The incident reportedly occurred Monday night as the trio of hoodlums knocked on the man’s door, forced their way in, and began demanding money. As he and his wife were corralled to the rear of the home to open their safe, it became clear the intruders were also eyeing the 19-year-old girl as a sexual assault victim.
Suspected in a number of other nearby burglaries, authorities confirmed the three men were wearing dark clothing, ski masks, and gloves when they rushed into the residence. Possibly identifying the elderly couple as an easy target, they soon recognized that they had met their match when the grandfather retrieved his own gun and opened fire.
Though he was struck several times and had to be airlifted to the intensive care unit of a hospital as a result, the vigilant homeowner was able to hit each of the intruders – one of whom ultimately died from his injuries.
The three men stole their victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. When police recovered the gold Cadillac, they found 20-year-old Jamie Lee Faison lying dead inside. His two alleged accomplices made their way to the hospital and were also airlifted to another facility to undergo surgery.
A family member of the injured grandfather posted an update on his condition, explaining that he had made it through surgery but was not yet out of the woods. She asked for the continued prayers of those who were already wishing him a full recovery.