RAEFORD, NORTH CAROLINA — A teen was shot in the face while struggling to regain control over the shotgun he brought to a home invasion. The homeowner, Michael Glenn Bryant, wasn’t going down without a fight.
The suspects confronted Bryant, pointed a shotgun at him and demanded money.
Bryant and one of the masked intruders began to struggle over the shotgun.
During the struggle, Bryant was able to gain control of the gun.
The shotgun went off during the struggle, striking suspect Dangelo Malik Turner, 18, of Southern Pines, in the face and head.
It is at this point that Bryant –in my opinion– made the mistake of giving chase to the suspects as they fled. As he was following, the suspects shot at Bryant, striking him in the hand.
Turner was dropped off at the hospital and was soon charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflict serious injury, first-degree robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
The second suspect, Carmen Ordaz, 31, was already in the Moore County Detention Center on unrelated charges.
Giving chase is risky business, and Bryant seems to be lucky that he was only shot in the hand. Typically, once the threat is gone, it’s best to get yourself to a safe location and call police.