Talk about picking the wrong house to break into:
The two men were shot during an attempted burglary of the house, after being surprised by the residents, as they returned home. The burglars held them at gun point and threatened to kill them.
According to Lee, the Marine grabbed for the gun when Skinner looked away and a struggle for the weapon followed.
“The Marine resident was able to kick Skinner and free the shotgun from Skinner’s grip. Skinner came at the Marine resident who was on the floor and the Marine resident two times.
The Marine resident then found Everette struggling with another Marine who was a guest in the home and shot Everette once in the rear end.
The whole altercation happened within 15 minutes, Jacksonville Police arrived on the scene at 1:55 am to find Skinner and Everette dead in the home.
Lee says the shooting of Everette and Skinner falls under North Carolina statute 14-51.2, commonly referred to as the castle doctrine.
“Based upon my review of the facts of this case, the occupants of the residence were justified in using deadly force against both Everette and Skinner because the actions of Everette and Skinner caused the occupants to reasonably believe it necessary to use deadly force to protect their lives.”
Anyone else love the fact the term “rear end” is used in this article. The only thing better would be if they wrote “hind end.”