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A 12-year-old boy shot and killed an intruder who shot his 73-year-old grandma during a home invasion robbery.

According to North Carolina officials, two masked men forced their way into a Goldsboro home and demanded money before shooting 73-year-old Linda Ellis.

"A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area," said officials in a statement.

One of the suspects staggered to a nearby intersection where he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police identified the deceased gunman as 19-year-old Khalil Herring, WRAL reported.

"Preliminary evidence suggest Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery," wrote officials.

Ellis was hospitalized in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg

Randolph Bunn, the great-uncle of the boy, was in the home at the time of the intrusion.

"They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there. One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground," he told ABC 11.

Bunn said the boy shot at the intruder who "just shot his grandma" and "would have shot him too, he would've shot me too, he would've killed us all".

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Ellis' great niece Chiquita Coley said, "I just couldn't believe she been shot because she's a good person."

"Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It's got to stop," said Coley.

"I don't know what they're thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it's got to stop," she added.

The boy will not be charged, but the investigation is ongoing, said officials.

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The L.A. area home where late model Kim Porter died was recently hit by burglars. The home is owned by music mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs.

The burglary occurred while Combs and his family were staying at his Star Island, Florida home over the holidays.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, someone pried open a side door and entered the Toluca Lake home, California home triggering the security system.

A caretaker discovered the break-in and noticed the house had been rummaged through.

Cops took a burglary report and someone from Comb's family will have to take a look around to see what, if anything, is missing.

As you know, Kim, a model and actress, dated Combs on and off for 13 years and they had 3 children together, including twin girls and a son.

Kim, 47, was found dead in her bedroom in the home in November 2018 after losing her battle with double pneumonia brought on by the flu.

Burglars also targeted the L.A. area home of music producer Dr. Dre while he was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm.

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A Florida man died in a freak accident over the weekend when a window of the home he was allegedly burglarizing slammed down on his neck.

Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was alone when he climbed through a window at a home in Lehigh Acres, about 15 miles east of Fort Myers, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The window slammed down on Hernandez's neck, leaving him dangling in the air until he strangled to death.

Hernandez's family disputed law enforcement's account of the freak accident. They claim Hernandez was not a burglar, and that his death is suspicious.

His fiancée, Patricia Duarte, said the family was surprised by law enforcement's claim that Hernandez was a petty criminal who died in the commission of a burglary.

"Soon as I got there I'm like, there's no way. This isn't what happened," she told NBC2 News. "I just need something to be done the right way. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come to light."

But Lt. Russell Park, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said police found the convicted felon dead at the scene. Park said the window that Hernandez was climbing through "unexpectedly" slammed down on him and pinned him, "keeping him suspended in air" for some time until he died.

The family created a GoFundMe page for Hernandez's funeral expenses.

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Police in Los Angeles arrested a burglar who targeted the high end homes of R&B crooner Usher and an unidentified Real Housewives reality TV cast member.

The man is suspected of burglarizing Usher's Spanish-style villa in Los Angeles after attending an open house when the home was listed on the market in March 2018.

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Actress LisaRaye McCoy was spotted shopping with her adorable granddaughter, Bella Rae, and other family members at the Farmers Market in Studio City, Calif. on Sunday. Bella Rae is LisaRaye's first grandchild and the first child of LisaRaye's only child, Kai Morae Pace, who appeared in LisaRaye's reality TV show, "Being LisaRaye McCoy" in 2016.

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Atlanta police arrested a man suspected in at least 20 car thefts and home burglaries. Armani Hickson, 20, was arrested around noon Tuesday at a Union City motel where he was hiding with his girlfriend, Alisha McDaniel.

At least three other men are wanted for a crime spree in the Atlanta area, police told Channel 2 Action News.

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