Fayetteville homeowner shoots intruder twice, police say

Timothy Harold Lehman (Fayetteville police)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville homeowner shot a man twice who police said was breaking into a home early Thursday morning.

Just after 2:30 a.m., the homeowner said he heard noises coming from his back door.

Police said the homeowner then saw a male intruder entering the home.

The homeowner told police the suspect approached him so he fired a shot, hitting the intruder in the stomach.

The intruder kept approaching the homeowner so another shot was fired, also hitting him.

The suspect then fled the home and later went to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

The intruder was identified as Timothy Harold Lehman, of Hope Mills.

He is listed in fair condition.

Lehman remained in the hospital until December 6.

He was charged with first-degree burglary and is being held under a $25,000 secured bond at the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact Detective A. Kincade with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 723-2610 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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