Is this fair? This man who has a criminal background is being charged with gun possession after shooting two men who forced their way into his home and said they were armed.
A homeowner who shot two intruders who broke into his home has been charged with gun possession.
Harold Williams, 42, of Fayetteville, North Carolina shot the two men, Roy Lee Hawk, 27, and Martize Douglas, 23, who said they were armed, as they forced their way into his home on Friday evening.
Both men were injured in the incident, as Hawk on Saturday was listed in critical condition and Douglas was listed in serious condition.
Williams was not harmed during the incident.
Police said the homeowner is a convicted felon and is not supposed to be in possession of a gun – he has since been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Hawk and Douglas have been charged with breaking and entering, common law robbery and felonious conspiracy.
Responding officers arrived at the scene of the incident on March 13 at about 5.13pm following a report of a home invasion, according to WNCN.
Hawk and Douglas broke into Williams’ home while demanding money and property in the house.
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