Fayetteville, NC — Two alleged home invaders were shot and killed by a homeowner early Friday morning when an attempted robbery turned into a shootout.
The intruders reportedly descended on the Fayetteville home and exchanged gunfire with the resident after trying to break in and enter the house at about 3:45 am.
After the hail of bullets, the two alleged perpetrators of the home invasion then fled the scene. They both apparently suffered grievous wounds in the gunfight, however, and one of them collapsed outside a neighbor’s door and the other was found several hours later. “One of the suspects, 25-year-old Dominik Council, was found dead on the side of the road nearly two hours after the incident. The other suspect, 20-year-old Xavier White, was found wounded and transported to an area hospital, where he later died.”
As yet, there has been no information released as to why the intruders targeted this particular residence for the home invasion, i.e., whether it was a merely random attack or something else is in play.
Two additional suspects allegedly involved in the North Carolina home invasion are still at large, and police say they should be considered armed and dangerous. They face charges of first degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit first degree burglary, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Fayetteville detectives are asking the public’s help in tracking down the two men for their alleged involvement in the crime.
One of the residents of the home, who has not yet been identified, was also hurt in the early-morning gunbattle with the intruders. Reportedly it appears that no charges will be pursued against the homeowner by police in connection with this self-defense incident, however.
Watch a local news report about the North Carolina home invasion shootout: