Castle Doctrine – Henderson NC Teen Shoots Home Invader While Talking With 911 Operator

Castle Doctrine – Henderson NC Teen Shoots Home Invader While Talking With 911 Operator

This teen was protecting himself and his sister. It is amazing to read below that the 911 ordered him to put down his gun. How would the 911 operator know what was best for the teen in this situation? His 17 yr. old sister is in another part of the house. Maybe they will hold them captive? Assault them? Rape his sister? I can’t imagine the fear they were experiencing as the intruders tried to force their way in. The Castle Doctrine certainly applies in this case . . . the homeowner assumes that an unlawful intruder intends to harm them, and they are permitted to use force.

HENDERSON, N.C. — A 14-year-old Henderson boy calmly described in a 911 call how he shot an intruder in a home invasion last week.

“I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out (of the back door),” the teen told the 911 dispatcher.

Authorities said Anthony Henderson Jr. 19, broke into the home at 586 S. Lynnbank Road on Thursday while the teen and his 17-year-old sister were home.

The boy told the dispatcher that Henderson pointed a handgun at him, but Vance County Sheriff Peter White said deputies found no weapon on Henderson.

Henderson stumbled outside after being shot and was found dead on the lawn.

Deputies have charged Andrew Terry, 23, of 113 N. Woods Drive, with felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and injury to real property in the case. They also are searching for two other men – Seneca Henderson, 20, of 907 S. Beckford Drive, No. 134, and Jatwaun Davis, 21, of 199 Belle Russell Road.

The boy’s sister called 911 to report that someone was banging on the door trying to get in. She said she was hiding in her bedroom closet but told the dispatcher that her brother had a gun.

After the brother got on the phone, the dispatcher ordered him to put down his shotgun. . . .

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