Homeowner shoots Johnston County home invasion suspect, officials say

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Deputies in Johnston County said a breaking and entering put one man in the hospital early Sunday.

Officials were called to a home in the 1200 block of Adams Road in Benson around 4:20 a.m. in response to a man “beating on doors in the area.”

While crews were on their way, the suspect broke into the home and was entering the residence when the homeowner fired at him.

The suspect was shot and sent to Wake Med. Officials said he is in stable condition.

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