WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man will not face charges for shooting a man who broke into his home.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports Winston-Salem police said Wednesday that 79-year-old James Thomas Noah will not face criminal charges in the shooting of 26-year-old Lourenco Marcus Reed of Lawrenceville, Georgia, after District Attorney Jim O’Neill of Forsyth County reviewed the evidence in the case.
Noah and 77-year-old Barbara Ella Melton were in their apartment Saturday afternoon when Melton answered a knock at the door. Police say Reed and another man shoved past Melton and assaulted Noah with a blunt object, at which point Noah drew a handgun and fired once, striking Reed in the head.
Police say Reed remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Authorities are searching for the second suspect in the attempted robbery.
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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com