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A Claremont homeowner shot and killed a home break-in suspect Monday morning, and law enforcement officials are still searching for a second suspect who fled the scene.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid was on the scene about an hour after the incident happened. About 9:25 a.m., Reid said, the homeowner called 911 to report a break-in at his River Bend Road home. Soon after, the sheriff continued, the subject kicked open the basement door to enter the home.
The subject came down the hallway toward the homeowner, Reid said, when the homeowner fired one shot from a 12-gauge …read more