NC: One dead after botched home invasion
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
... "Jones said the trio entered the home of 62-year Edmond Cooper ... at about 12:30 a.m. through the back door, which had been left unlocked."
"Debbie Cooper, Edmond's wife, was still up and a suspect knocked her out by striking her over the head. The men then entered the room of the Coopers' 15-year old son. The suspects used ziploc ties to restrain the juvenile. The three men then entered the hallway of the residence, according to Jones."
"'Edmond Cooper came out of the bedroom with a gun,' Jones said. 'He fired several shots, hitting one of the suspects.'"
"He said the two suspects left standing returned fire, while fleeing from the residence."
"'Mr. Cooper was shot in the hand,' Jones said." ...
Mr Cooper needs to enhance his home defence tactics...samD