- The Washington Times
Friday, February 19, 2021

A 12-year old boy who jumped to his grandmother’s defense during a North Carolina home invasion managed to kill one of two intruders.

The two masked suspects forced their way into 73-year-old Linda Ellis’ home Saturday, shooting her in the leg, her great-niece, Chiquita Coley Ellis of Goldsboro, told a local NBC affiliate.

“I just couldn’t believe she’d been shot because she’s a good person,” the niece said.

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One of the suspects shot Ms. Ellis after he was informed there was no money on hand.

It was then that the young boy used a family gun to defend his grandmother. Khalil Herring, 19, died of his injuries shortly thereafter. 

The elderly victim was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the station added.

“I knew God was on our side,” Chiquita Coley Ellis said. “I don’t know what [these criminals are] thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it’s got to stop.”

An investigation into the armed robbery is ongoing. There are no plans to charge the child for firing the weapon.

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