Woman shoots, kills home intruder in Robeson County


LUMBER BRIDGE, NC (WBTW) – No charges have been filed against a Lumber Bridge woman who shot and killed a man who was reportedly burglarizing her home Friday morning.

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to an alarm activation call at a home on NC 20 West Friday morning around 10:27 a.m. While deputies were driving to the home, a woman called police to say she shot a man who had broken into her home.

Major Anthony Thompson says the woman told investigators that she came home Friday morning and saw a car parked in her front yard. She grabbed her gun and walked up to her front door to see if it had been kicked in. After she entered her home, the woman told police that she saw a man, holding her iPad, walking toward her.

The woman shot her gun multiple times at the reported intruder. The man died inside the home, confirms Major Thompson.

The vehicle being operated by the suspect was a Jeep Wrangler that had been reported stolen from Hoke County. The suspect was later identified through fingerprints as Brian Keith Ratley of Fayetteville, NC.

No charges have been filed. The case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office, adds Major Thompson.

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