A 12-year-old allegedly shot and killed an armed home intruder during a robbery in North Carolina on Saturday.
"Two masked subjects forced their way into the residence ... demanded money, and subsequently shot Ms. [Linda] Ellis," Goldsboro police said. "During the robbery, a 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area."
Ellis, 73, suffered an apparent gunshot wound during the intrusion. She was later treated for "non-life-threatening injuries" and is in "stable condition," police said.
Khalil Herring was located at a nearby intersection, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Herring was taken to UNC Health Care where he later died, succumbing to his injuries.
"Preliminary evidence suggest [Herring] was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery," police said.
Charges against the 12-year-old that fired the gun "are not anticipated," according to police. It is unclear what relationship the 12-year-old has with Ellis.
The investigation is ongoing and the police department will not be releasing any additional information about the case, a spokesperson said.