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12-year-old fatally shoots armed robbery suspect: Cops

A 12-year-old fatally shot one of two masked intruders who broke into a North Carolina apartment early Saturday morning, demanded money, and shot a 73-year-old woman.

Police identified the slain suspect as Khalil Herring, 19, who died from his injuries at a hospital, the Goldsboro Daily News reported.

The woman who was shot, identified as Linda Ellis, was treated at Wayne UNC Health Care, where she was listed in stable condition, the newspaper said.

Goldsboro police said they responded to the apartment at about 12:45 am, found Ellis wounded, and transported her to the hospital. The intruders fled when the 12-year-old shot at them, but officers found Herring, suffering from a gunshot wound, about a block away and transported him to the same hospital.

Evidence suggested that Herring was one of the intruders who broke in to the apartment, police said, adding that they did not anticipate filing charges against the juvenile, who, they said, fired in self-defense.

No information was released about the second suspect. Investigators are still probing the armed robbery and both shootings.

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