Man Shot & Stabbed After Answering Door At 10:00 A.M.

A man was shot and stabbed after he answered the door Wednesday morning.

New Bern police say John Valentin was attacked at his brother's home on C Street around 10:00 a.m.

The 33-year-old Valentin was driven to the hospital by his girlfriend before police arrived. He was later transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

His brother and girlfriend told police they were in the back of the house when it all happened. The two men who attacked Valentin had their faces covered with clothing.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact New Bern police at 252-633-2020.

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  • by to anon on Dec 31, 2009 at 02:13 PM
    The president did not tell this man to open the door. DON'T OPEN YOUR DOORS FOR STRANGERS. But I bet you these men were strangers to this person. To LW if you are stupid enough to open your door to a stranger than you are too stupid to use a gun. Don't end up shooting yourself.
  • by new wave on Dec 31, 2009 at 07:36 AM
    that right blame the president for all the crimes. He promised to stop it when he took office. You can also put the blame on him for anything else that happens in your misery life. Blaming others is the behavior of a loser trying to ride through life guilt free
  • by anon Location: ENC on Dec 31, 2009 at 03:20 AM
    (Posted by: Stacey J. Location: winterville on Dec 31, 2009 at 02:49 AM rule of thumb....these days if it is not the police knocking at the door, don't answer it....there are too many stupid, punk people out there to worry about answering your door.) Has anyone noticed that crime and violence has only gotten WORSE since Obama took office?? Is this the CHANGE we can believe in??
  • by Stacey J. Location: winterville on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:49 PM
    rule of thumb....these days if it is not the police knocking at the door, don't answer it....there are too many stupid, punk people out there to worry about answering your door.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    This is terrible. It goes to show you shouldn't associate with bad people. They will turn on you. If these people were strangers, it's not a good idea to answer the door.
  • by wow on Dec 30, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    shot AND stabbed....IMPOLITE!
  • by oh my on Dec 30, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    a peephole would be helpful in a door to see whose knocking and what theyve got on em before you answer. i dont ever answer for strangers. i used to have a glass door and people could see in my house and i could see them. if i didnt know em i didnt answer. they saw me checking and waited for me to answer the door and i didnt. which seems rude, but not in the bad area of town i lived in! its terrible to think you would have to answer your door with a shotgun!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 at 04:15 PM
    LW great post,Idont know what your LW stands for but My LW stands for the most accurate barrels that lead can fly out of the end of a barrel.It stands for LOTHAR WALTHER the most accurate twisted rifelings made.I agree LW why would anybody answer the door.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Dec 30, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    I've answered my door to find a stranger and felt if my 75 pound bulldog had not been at my side I may have had some trouble. Now I answer the door with a 357 magnum AND my bulldog!
  • by LW Location: GREENVILLE on Dec 30, 2009 at 01:36 PM
    What you answer the door with after 8:00 am is a 12 guage shotgun. PERIOD.What are these people thinking? All these nuts kicking doors in ,knocking on doors to ask for help or anything, ya better have your weapon in hand. If it,s someone you know they will understand.Even the tax accesser came up in my yard one day and after finding out who he was I let him know not to get alarmed but I have a 38 and Was taking it back to house so he could do his job.Never take any chances it,s your life and your familys take care of it.Once you house gets broken into you will know what I mean.If you the good guy everything is punkydorry,if your the bad guy,well go head, Make my day.

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