The saying is true "people come in all shapes and sizes" well apparently heroes do too, and a suspected burglary found that out the hard way.
NC, Goldsboro police responded to a report of a shooting on South William Street at about 12:43 a.m. Saturday. Police said two masked people forced their way into the apartment, demanded money and shot one of the residents, Linda Ellis, 73, whom a family member identified as the boy's grandmother. What the suspected burglary didn't expect was for the 12 year old grandson to also be to be very well capable of also utilizing a firearm. In a striking turn of events, the intruder met his match. The 12 year old returned fire striking one of the suspects. The suspects then fled the location.
Police said they found Khalil Herring, 19, of Goldsboro, at a nearby intersection suffering from a gunshot wound. Herring and Ellis were taken to a hospital, where Herring was pronounced dead. Ellis was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Goldsboro is about 55 miles southeast of Raleigh, the state capital.
Evidence suggests that Herring was one of the two intruders, police said. The second suspect has not been arrested.