1 dead after NC grandfather fires back at trio in attempted rape of teen granddaughter, sheriff says

1 dead after NC grandfather fires back at trio in attempted rape of teen granddaughter, sheriff says (Image 1)

A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff’s officials said.

The grandfather was also shot – but  he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff’s office.

Two of three men – all wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves — stormed into the house and demanded money, officials said.

The grandfather and his wife ended up in the back of the house and were directed at gunpoint to open a safe. The three men were all armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said.

The 67-year-old grandfather managed to grab a gun and shot all three of the suspects. The suspects fired back and the grandfather was hit several times, deputies said.

After that, all three wounded suspects fled in the grandfather’s gold Cadillac.

Later, the sheriff’s office was contacted when 2 men with gunshot wounds showed up at McLeod Hospital in Dillon.

Deputies received information that took them to Singletary Church Road near Lumberton where they found Jamie Lee Faison, age 20, dead inside the stolen Cadillac. He died from gunshot wounds, deputies said.

The grandfather was taken to a hospital and was later airlifted to another hospital.

A relative of the grandfather wrote on Facebook about the man’s condition.

“He is out of surgery but is still critical in ICU!! Thanks everyone for all your prayers just keep them coming!!! But the intruders have been caught!!!” wrote Sherri Bridgeman on Facebook.

The two other wounded suspects were airlifted to other hospitals for emergency surgery. Those two men were identified as Brandon Carver Stephens and Jamar Hawkins, deputies told The Robesonian newspaper.

The three suspects are also believed to have committed other home invasions in the area, deputies said.

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