Several media outlets including the Charlotte Observer are reporting that a woman shot and killed one of two men who forced their way into her house in an apparent botched robbery.
North Tryon Division officers responded to 2404 Finchley Drive to investigate the report of one person who had been shot.
When officers arrived on scene, they located an unresponsive male inside the residence; he was pronounced deceased on scene.
Based upon initial witness statements, a male was sitting outside the house in a vehicle when he was approached by two armed black males. The suspects forced the male inside the residence at gunpoint and began assaulting him.
When the female resident heard the commotion, she fired a firearm at the suspects, killing one of them. The second suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel. Patrol officers and detectives are currently searching for the second suspect.
Update 6:39 PM The Charlotte Observer is reporting the following:
A next-door neighbor, who asked not to be named, said the man who lives at the home, 51-year-old Andre Allison, came to her house bleeding profusely from his head and asked her to call 911. Allison's girlfriend and 21-year-old daughter were home at the time of the attack, the neighbor said.
Andre Allison - Photo Courtesy Mecklenburg County Sheriff
The neighbor's son, who also asked that his name be withheld, said it was Allison's girlfriend who shot his attacker. He said he saw her run up and down the street "in hysterics, saying there was a dead man in the back of her den."
Update Saturday July 9, 2011: CMPD has identified the dead man as Jonthan Kendrell Boddie age 29.
Jonthan Kendrell Boddie - Photo Courtesy Mecklenburg County Sheriff
Cedar's Take: Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the fourth time in the last 8 months that a thug has taken the express elevator at the hands of a armed citizen.
Note: This case remains a homicide investigation.